mosquitoes

ONE-ON-ONE: DHEC public health director warns about West Nile virus after death in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Even with the weather being so nice, there’s things you should be aware of before going outdoors. DHEC has reported an outbreak of West Nile virus and the first death from the disease in several years.  “Last known West Nile virus death in South Carolina was several years ago in 2018,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC…

Mosquito Spraying to continue in City of Columbia

City of Columbia will be spraying for adult mosquitoes through the remainder of the season

ABC Columbia video image COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia will continue to spray for mosquitoes for the remainder of the Summer. According to City officials, in an effort to control the mosquito population and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness, the City of Columbia will be spraying for adult mosquitoes through the remainder of the season. Officials say the…

City of Columbia to continue spraying for Mosquitoes

City of Columbia will be spraying for adult mosquitoes through the remainder of the season

ABC Columbia video image COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia will continue to spray for mosquitoes for the remainder of the Summer. According to City officials, in an effort to control the mosquito population and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness, the City of Columbia will be spraying for adult mosquitoes through the remainder of the season. Officials say the…

Spraying for Mosquitoes underway in parts of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Mosquito spraying is already underway in parts of Richland County. File ABC Columbia Richland County officials say Vector Control has begun its annual campaign to control mosquitoes in and around the County.  According to officials, spraying for adult mosquitoes will usually occur between midnight and dawn. However, spraying is possible at dusk in rural areas of the County….

Watch: Mosquito Prevention Tips

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Here are some tips from Richland County Vector Control on trying to keep Mosquitos at bay. Apply Insect Repellent Remove Standing Water Make sure doors and windows have tight screens Check water in kiddie pools, pet bowls Categories: Local News Tags: mosquitoes

Watch: What To Know About the Zika Virus

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) – According to Clemson University researchers, the extensive amount of rain in the state recently, including October’s flood, will bring the mosquitoes much earlier this year. Aside from the usual mosquito borne illnesses that we need to be aware of this time of year is the concern of the Zika virus spread through one specific species…

Experts: Brace for an early mosquito season

Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Nearly six months after October’s historic floods, experts say prepare to battle the early onset of mosquito season. Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes in South Carolina can carry a number of diseases such as West Nile virus, the…