NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Stay informed about mosquito activity this summer with the City’s new Skeeter Meter.
The City’s new Skeeter Meter will bring real-time data to the community regarding mosquito activity across the city. This surveillance and monitoring program will be used to pinpoint large mosquito populations, provide public information, and help to determine the occurrence of any mosquito-borne disease.
Mosquito traps and reports from residents are used to monitor mosquito activity, and the Skeeter Meter rating is determined based on that activity. The meter status is updated regularly with one of the following:
Low - You’re safe to go outside, little if any mosquitoes.
Medium - Not to be too concerned, some mosquito activity. May consider personal protection.
High - You need to protect yourself, family, and pets. A long sleeve shirt, long pants and insect repellent is advised to be used at all times.
You can find the Skeeter Meter on the city’s website or by clicking HERE.