South Carolina Department of Ag Warns Against Insect-borne Diseases

Wit the mild winter and early spring, SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says that we should be prepared for an onslaught of bugs this year.  While scientists arn't necessarily saying there will be more ticks and mosquitoes than usual due to the warm weather, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Since farmers are often in or near the woods a great deal of the time, and since thy're around animals it's very likly that they can be the next meal for a tick or mosquito. 

Commissioner Weathers suggests farmers, and everyone else for that matter protect themselves from these potential disease carriers by wearing long pants and sleeves while outdoors, and using an insect repelleant with DEET. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.