Widespread mosquito spraying in Green Sea, Loris

Published: Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Horry County will begin aerial mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following areas:

Green Sea
Red Hill/Lee's Landing
Bakers Chapel
Red Bluff

Aerial spraying will be conducted in the evenings usually between 7 p.m. - dusk and ground operations from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday weather permitting.

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.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Mosquito & Spraying to identify the location of their colonies, and citizens with concerns, complaints, or those requesting spraying in their area can also contact Horry County Mosquito & Spraying at 915-5174.

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