Ground Spraying and Larvicide Briquettes
Dorchester County has two trucks for ground spraying. Beginning in April 2017, personnel will spray 6 zones per night, Monday-Friday from 9:00pm to 5:00am.
The two chemicals used for ground spraying are Permanone Ready-to-Use and Pursuit/4-4 ULV. These are similar chemicals and both chemicals have a quick knock down rate. These two chemicals are for adult mosquitoes, as opposed to larvae.
Dorchester County responds to mosquito complaints in low lying areas, with treatment during the day, using a larvicide chemical to help prevent hatching. The chemical used is Altosid XR Extended Residual Briquettes. ______________________________________________________________________
Beekeeper Registration Request Mosquito Spraying
Spray Schedule Zones
Locate Your Zone Steps to Controlling Mosquitos
Clemson letter - Non-Agricultural Follow-Up Pesticide Use Investigation on Aerial Spraying conducted on August 28, 2016.
Steps to protect yourself from mosquito bites
Drain, fill, or eliminate sites that have standing water.
Empty or throw away containers that have standing water.
Keep mosquitoes outside. Use air conditioning or make sure that you repair and use window/door screens.
Avoid Mosquitoes. Most mosquito species bite during dawn, dusk, twilight hours, and night. Some species bite during the day, especially in wooded or other shaded areas. Avoid exposure during these times and in these areas.
Wear insect repellent. Yes! It is safe. When used as directed, insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from mosquito bites—even children and pregnant women should protect themselves.
Cover up. When weather permits, wear long-sleeve shirts and pants.