Mosquitos

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…

City of Columbia to spray for adult mosquitoes through the remainder of Summer

Officials say the spraying usually takes place between midnight and dawn

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…

Tips to ward off Mosquitoes this Summer from SC DHEC

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has tips to help prevent bites from mosquitoes

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Summer brings fun in the sun and those pesky mosquitoes. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has tips to help prevent bites from mosquitoes. “As warm weather arrives and people encounter more mosquitoes,  protecting yourself from bites becomes more important,” said Dr. Chris Evans, State Public Health Entomologist with DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health…

SC DHEC: tips to prevent Mosquito bites this Summer

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control has tips to help prevent bites from mosquitoes, as part of  National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Summer brings sun and fun and pesky mosquitoes. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has tips to help prevent bites from mosquitoes, as part of  National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. “As warm weather arrives and people encounter more mosquitoes,  protecting yourself from bites becomes more important,” said Dr. Chris Evans, State Public Health Entomologist…

Richland County to begin spraying for mosquitoes

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It is time for mosquito spraying in the Midlands. 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. When…

Richland County confirms West Nile activity, scheduled to spray areas

File ABC Columbia RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)– Richland County officials say they will spray for mosquitoes in Forest Acres and St. Andrews after routine tests confirm West Nile Virus activity in those areas. According to county officials, the presence of the virus was detected in two areas, but residents across the County are advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites…