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Mosquito spraying to begin in Socastee, Conway

Horry County, SC -

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Mosquito spraying is expected to begin this week in Socastee and Conway, according to Horry County officials.

Residents are being asked to be advised of the aerial spraying, which will begin between 7 p.m. and dusk. Ground operations to spray for the bugs will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. between Monday and Thursday.

Officials have confirmed the chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and pose a minimal risk to humans and animals. Those with respiratory illnesses are advised to stay indoors during spraying.

Officials advise residents to wash and clean any homegrown fruits and vegetables picked from areas undergoing the routine spraying procedure.

For more information on the spraying, contact Horry County Mosquito and Spraying at (843) 915-5174.

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