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Horry County to Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, 2021

On October 12, 2021 in County News

Update: The mosquito spraying in this area will continue today, weather permitting. Half of the area was sprayed yesterday on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The remainder is planned to be sprayed today, Friday, October 15.

Horry County will conduct aerial mosquito spraying on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the Nichols area of Horry County with a make up day scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2021 if needed.

The area includes MW Stroud Road, Creek Landing Road, Jarrott Drive, and Worley Lane.

Aerial spraying will be conducted 30-minutes prior to sunset and 30-minutes after sunset, weather permitting. 

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.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.