Mosquitos

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…

City of Columbia continues mosquito spraying

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia will continue spraying for mosquitos Thursday night, this after two dead birds tested positive for the West Nile virus. The spraying will continue downtown and in Rosewood through the end of the week, say officials. There are a few steps you can take to prevent the spread of mosquitos. Here are tips from officials:…

Pregnant Woman in NYC Is One of 31 Infected With Zika Virus in US

(ABC News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that at least 31 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in 11 states, including a pregnant woman in New York City. Two other pregnant women were diagnosed with the disease in Illinois earlier this month. Health officials cautioned that all those infected likely contracted…