Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Mosquito spraying is slated to begin next week in the Carolina Forest and Little River areas of Horry County, according to local officials.
Aerial spraying will take place between 7 p.m. and dusk Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Officials say ground crews will also be spraying for the pesky bugs from 7-11 p.m.
The chemical used to fight off the bugs have been approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans, animals and plants. People with asthma or respiratory illnesses are advised to stay indoors until spraying is complete.
Officials suggest scrubbing vegetables and fruits that may have been exposed to the spraying chemicals.
For more information on the spraying or to add a community to the spraying schedule, contact Horry County Mosquito and Spraying at (843) 915-5174.