Citizens with Special Needs
Some citizens do not wish to have adult mosquito control. Individuals with special medical problems possibly attributed to insecticide exposure can obtain a physician’s written opinion acknowledging pesticide sensitivity, and such people will be given consideration by Horry County to the extent feasible and practicable. Most people having health-related concerns over insecticide exposures can satisfactorily minimize their concerns by paying attention to the fogging schedule and following common sense measures such as temporarily leaving the fogging area; closing doors, windows, and vents in the house; etc. However, given the safety of the EPA-registered insecticides used and how the products are applied with extremely minimal human health risk, the vast majority will not need to take special precautions.