Spraying in the Midlands for mosquitos to begin soon

April 15, 2014 

Culex mosquito laying eggs.

Culex mosquito laying eggs.

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Richland County soon will begin spraying for mosquitoes outside the city limits of Columbia, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Eastover and Blythewood.

Spraying helps keep mosquito populations under control. Employees will treat known breeding sites and spray for adult mosquitoes in densely populated areas.

Spraying usually occur between midnight and dawn. People who are allergic to resmethrin and permethrin should call (803) 576-2459 or (803) 929-6000.

-- Staff reports

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