In an effort to control sand flea and mosquito populations, MCRD Parris Island is scheduled to undergo aerial spray activities during the nights of 18 and 19 April 2018. In order to meet public service announcement requirements and to warn beekeepers within a five-mile radius of Parris Island,
If weather permits, spray activities will occur approximately a hour after sundown.
The insecticides used present no threat to human, plants or animals in the area and are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency; however, bee keepers within a five-mile radius are urged to keep hived covered.
Should you have any questions, please contact Captain Brandon Barnes at )843) 228-4930 the Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Office.