Chesterfield County to spray for mosquitoes after Hurricane Florence

- Chesterfield County plans to spray this week for mosquitoes following Hurricane Florence, according to Chesterfield South Carolina Emergency Management. 

Chesterfield County announced that they've contracted with Gergory Pest Solutions to spray the entire county for mosquitoes.

Crews will start spraying on Wednesday, October 3 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

Spraying the entire county should take about six days to complete, depending on the weather. 

Mosquito prevention:

  • Dispose of old tires, buckets, aluminum cans, plastic sheeting, or other refuse that can hold water. Empty accumulated water from trash cans, boats, wheel barrows, pet dishes, and flower pot bottoms. 
  • Clean debris from rain gutters and unclog obstructed downspouts. Remove standing water on flat roofs or around structures. Repair leaking faucets and air conditioners that produce puddles for several days. 
  • Change water in bird baths and wading pools at least once a week and keep swimming pools cleaned and sanitized. 
  • Screen all windows and doors. Repair even the smallest tear or hole. 
  • Protect yourself by wearing insect repellents and by wearing light colored clothing. 

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