Santee Cooper Announces Mosquito Spraying Schedule
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Vector Management Program is announcing areas in its management-control zone for this year’s seasonal mosquito spraying around lakes Marion and Moultrie.
Santee Cooper will be spraying at various times during the prime mosquito season. The prime season for mosquitoes begins as early as April and typically ends in November. About 50 mosquito species inhabit the area surrounding the lakes.
The following areas will be serviced:
Berkeley County: Dubois, Live Oak, General Moultrie (sections I and II), Dubois Extension, Bonneau Park, Halls, Thornley, Thornley Forest (sections I and II), Thornley Extension, Locklear Landing, Overton, Diversion Canal, Black Oak, Cross, S&S Campground, Johnston’s Landing, Black’s Camp, Big Oak Landing & Campground, and Angel’s Landing.
Orangeburg County: St. Julien, St. Julien Extension (sections I and II), Fountain, Fountain Lake, Belvedere, Belvedere (section II and III), Sinkler, Eutaw Springs, Ferguson’s Landing, Bluff, Bluff View, Red Bank (sections I and II), Mill Creek, Mill Creek Campground.
Clarendon County: Church Branch, Davis, W.B. Davis, Clark, Gin Pond, Wyboo, Frierson, White Oak (sections I, II, III), Rowland, Taw Caw, West Wyboo, Prince (sections I, II,III), Francis Marion, Goat Island, Cantey Bay, Alex Harvin Landing, Scarborough’s Landing, Camp Bob Cooper, Polly’s Landing, Cooper’s Landing, Goat Island Resort, Taw Caw Landing, Taw Caw Park, Taw Caw Campground, John Land Landing Pack’s Landing and Elliott’s Landing are included in Clarendon County locations.
Calhoun County: Poplar Creek Landing, Low Falls, High Hills, Calhoun and Washington Point.
Public boat landings in each county are also serviced. Santee Cooper typically sprays around 35,000 acres annually by truck for adult mosquito control and about 400 acres for larval control in communities surrounding the Santee Cooper Lakes. The chemicals used in spraying processes are EPA-approved and employees who spray are licensed by the Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water and the Santee Cooper Vector Management Program urges residents to decrease mosquito activity by eliminating potential breeding sites. Any container that holds water should be emptied or removed.
The Santee Cooper Mosquito Control website at www.santeecooper.com/mosquitocontrolprovides a general overview of Santee Cooper’s mosquito-control services, a place for service requests and a spray schedule.