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Charleston County to Conduct Mosquito Adulticide Spray Sept. 22

April through October, KICA’s Lakes team assesses each of the island’s 30 mosquito zones every week. Most weeks, only a few zones require the spraying of adulticide, but recent rainfall has produced the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes and counts are high enough for KICA to coordinate with Charleston County Mosquito Control for an island-wide spray.

Charleston County will conduct mosquito spraying from truck-mounted sprayers on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22. Spraying will begin at 11 p.m. and be complete by Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 a.m.

Charleston County also sprayed the island last week, on Sept. 14.

In addition to adulticide spraying, which targets adult mosquitoes, KICA also proactively uses larvicide tablets in areas prone to standing water like storm drains. This treatment kills aquatic-stage mosquitoes and greatly reduces Kiawah’s mosquito population before it matures.

Learn more about KICA’s comprehensive mosquito abatement strategy here.