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Horry County to Begin Ground Mosquito Spraying

On March 30, 2021 in County News

Horry County Stormwater will begin spraying for mosquitoes by truck beginning next week, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weather permitting.
 
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers should contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
 
Horry County wants to remind horse owners to consult with their veterinarian about getting their horses properly immunized against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is carried by mosquitoes and can be transmitted to humans.
 
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
 
The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone.



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