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County To Treat Catch Basins To Reduce Mosquito Numbers

On May 3, 2013 in County News

Horry County, South Carolina – Weather permitting, Horry County will begin treating nearly 6,000 local catch basins over the coming weeks to reduce the mosquito population. Due to the warm winter and rainfall amounts, mosquito numbers are higher than in previous years.

County residents can help reduce mosquitoes by inspecting their property for potential breeding sites and using these preventative measures:
  • Clear drainage ditches of debris and weeds.
  • Keep boats drained, covered or overturned.
  • Empty, overturn or remove water-holding containers.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and containers used to root plants at least once a week.
  • Clean leaves and pine straw from clogged roof gutters.
  • Stock ornamental ponds with top-feeding minnows.
  • Maintain swimming pools properly.
  • Repair any holes in window and door screens.
  • Place mosquito larvicide donuts or tablets in ditches or other areas of shallow standing water. These may be purchased at most home centers.
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