Through funding provided in a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant, SC DHEC offered financial assistance through a competitive sub-recipient grant to South Carolina counties, cities, and towns for the purpose of starting or improving local mosquito control programs. The intended outcomes were to strengthen local mosquito control infrastructure, train a work force that is better prepared to respond to arboviral disease cases and outbreaks, and improve mosquito control and prevention. A total of $535,052 was awarded to 34 jurisdictions.
“The City of Clinton has been able to fund and support mosquito control over the past 15 years, however, there are costs incurred with mosquito control. This grant will help support our continued efforts by providing the city with some new and improved equipment we can utilize to continue to provide mosquito control to our citizens,” said Interim City Manager Dale Satterfield.
The city will conduct the first round of mosquito control the week of June 19. In the evenings of Monday – Wednesday, city personnel will treat the Northside, Southside, and Lydia Mill areas respectively.
City personnel also encourage bee keepers inside the city limits to please contact the Department of Public Works and Utilities at 833-7520 to ensure they are listed in their bee keeper data base.