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Horry County To Conduct Aerial Mosquito Spraying July 2, 2020

Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Thursday, July 2, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Monday, July 6, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:

  • Lucas Bay/Little Lamb/ Bucksport Rd/Hilly Ln (Update 07/06/20: Due to inclement weather, this flight will occur Monday, July 6, 2020).
  • Pitch Landing/Winburn St/ Landing Rd
  • Longs, N 905 area/Fries Bay Rd, Pleasant Grove, Waccamaw Ln, and the Four Corners area

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. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.

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.