Horry Co. targets 4 communities for routine mosquito spraying

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County crews are preparing to spray for mosquitoes in Dufford, Aynor, Garden City and Four Mile next week.

Aerial spraying, according to officials, will begin in the evenings between 7 p.m. and dusk. Ground operations will occur from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting.

The chemicals used for mosquito spraying in various communities around Horry County have been approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans and animals.

People with respiratory illnesses or asthma are cautioned to stay indoors during the spraying. Officials also ask people who consume homegrown produce to wash the fruits and vegetables before eating.

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