County begins spraying for mosquitoes

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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The bugs are back in town.

The warmer temperatures this spring means everyone is enjoying the outdoors especially mosquitoes.

The recent rains have also helped to encourage a mosquito baby boom.

Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement personnel have been inspecting and treating mosquito breeding sites for several months and, now, will begin adult mosquito control spraying.

According to a statement released by the county, as an extra precaution, all horse owners should contact their veterinarian and have their horses vaccinated against the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Likewise, pet owners should take the simple steps to protect their dogs and cats from heartworms.

Beekeepers, cricket farmers, and all others with questions or concerns regarding mosquito pesticide applications should contact the mosquito abatement office, (843) 719-4646,

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