Summer is coming and so too are an overabundance of mosquitoes. The city will take measures to help control the mosquito population but we will need the help of all citizens to provide effective treatment.
Each resident can make a huge difference simply by taking measures to control mosquitoes in your own yard.
We encourage everyone to practice these simple steps
- Identify standing water sources around your property, such as flower pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, discarded tires and birdbaths and empty them. Mosquitoes can breed in a container as small as a bottle cap.
- Keep your grass and bushes trimmed. Mosquitos like to rest in tall grass and shrubbery. Also, rack up all leaves, one overturned leaf can hold enough water to breed mosquitos.
- Check your rain gutters often. Gutters are often clogged with leaves and are active sources of standing water.
- Fill low spots on your property. Low lying areas in your yard tend to hold water, consider filling these areas in with sand. Grass will usually grow through the sand in a few weeks.
- Tend to your pool. Stagnant water, even at the bottom of an unused pool can cause serious mosquito infestations. If your pool is in use keep it clean and empty water from pool toys.
- If you are going to be outdoors apply a mosquito repellent containing DEET to any exposed skin.
These are just a few tips that can help reduce the mosquito population at your home and throughout our city.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE
The City of Hanahan will spray for mosquitoes weekly beginning in May and continuing through the month of October. The tentative schedule will be as follows:
Monday: Yeamans Hall Road from Remount to North Rhett and Murray Dr. from Yeamans Hall to Remount.
Tuesday: Yeamans Hall Road to Hanahan Elementary School
Wednesday: Otranto, Eagle Landing, and Foster Creek Road area to Hanahan Plantation.
Thursday: Tanner Plantation area.
This schedule is subject to change.