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Dorchester County, website South Carolina - Dorchester County To Begin Mosquito Control for Summer 2022 20 May 2022 ( news )
Dorchester County, website , state South Carolina ( By Press Release office)
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Dorchester County has just announced the first ground
for mosquito control in 2022 . The first treatments are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 23 in the Dorchester and Ashley Phosphate Road area .
Ground spraying will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM , Monday - Friday , excluding holidays . Residents are encouraged to
locate their zone
Mosquito Abatement Map
that subdivides the County into fifty ( 50 )
. Each zone has its own map printed with detailed street information . The County may change the boundary of these zones from time to time to provide for more efficient mosquito abatement spraying . Ground spraying may also be canceled or postponed due to poor weather conditions or other issues that limit the ability to spray .
Dorchester County residents can review the bi - weekly
( schedule is updated every two weeks while spraying is ongoing ) , and may also request ground spraying via the
online request form
Mosquito bites can cause itchy bumps , but they can also spread diseases . The most common diseases that could potentially be carried by mosquitoes in South Carolina include: West Nile , Eastern Equine Encephalitis , La Crosse Encephalitis , Saint Louis Encephalitis , and dog/cat heartworms
Some tips to avoid the itchy bites this summer are:
Keep your yard clean and mowed
Fix leaking faucets
Keep gutters clean
Empty any containers that hold water , such as cans , bottles , and potted plant saucers
Fill tree holes
Remove old tires
Maintain swimming pools
Change water in birdbaths twice a week
Stay indoors at dawn , dusk , and early evening
Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants when outside
Avoid perfumes or other scented products
Apply insect repellent to exposed skin and follow directions
Install screens on any open windows
DorchesterCountySC . gov/mosquito
for more information about the Dorchester County Mosquito Control program and to learn about the products used to control the spread of mosquitos .
Dorchester County operates a Mosquito Control Program to protect its citizens from the spread of mosquito - borne diseases by spraying pesticides ( insecticides ) , applying larvicide to low - lying areas , and educating its citizens on reducing the conditions that foster increases in the mosquito population .
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