Anderson County Emergency Management said its mosquito abatement response plan has been activated for the second time this year after a bird tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The bird was sent to DHEC for testing after it was found at a residence near the intersection of Heatherbrook Court and Centerville Road.
No human cases of West Nile have been confirmed in the county, Emergency Management said.
Mitigation and abatement efforts will begin to eradicate the mosquito population in the affected area.
Emergency Management said the water-based pesticide does not post a health risk to humans or animals, but beekeepers with hives in the area should arrange to relocate the lives until the spraying is complete.
Larvicide briquettes will be placed in areas of standing water to reduce the mosquito threat.
A CodeRed message will be sent to residents within a one-mile radius of where the bird was located to inform them of the spraying.
Spray is expected to begin at midnight on Friday and continue into early Saturday morning.
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