Updated at 11:25 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2013
Oswego (WSYR-TV) – The Oswego County Health Department will continue conducting aerial spraying in portions of the county tonight to combat Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Health officials say the towns of Mexico, New Haven, Palermo, Scriba and Volney will have aerial spraying tonight and tomorrow.
Aerial spraying will also take place in the Toad Harbor/Big Bay Swamp area on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The aerial sprayings will start after 6 p.m.
Officials say due to the size of the area, spraying cannot be completed in one evening.
The area to be sprayed starting Monday evening, Sept. 9 is within these approximate boundaries: from the southern edge of the village of Mexico, NY RT 69 to NY RT 3 along Munger Hill Road continuing across NY RT 3 to Hurlbutt Road; Hurlbutt Road west to the Mexico/New Haven town line; from this point on Hurlbutt Road north to CR 64; from the Mexico/New Haven town line on CR 64 west to Stone Road; Stone Road west to Darrow Road; Darrow Road south to Lilly Marsh Road; Lilly Marsh Road west to CR 51A; CR 51A west to CR 29; CR 29 south to the power lines just north of O’Connor Road; following the power lines south to CR 4; CR 4 east to NY RT 3; NY RT 3 north to Pople Ridge Road; Pople Ridge Road east to Kenyon Road; Kenyon Road north to NY RT 69; and NY RT 69 north to Munger Hill Road.
The Toad Harbor/Big Bay Swamp aerial spraying will include areas within these boundaries: U.S. Route 11 in Central Square to the west, NYS Route 49 to the north, up to but not including the village of Constantia to the east; and the shoreline of Oneida Lake to the south. Spraying will not take place over the waters of Oneida Lake.
Residents in the spray area should stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed for one hour after the spraying.
Residents are also advised to:
- Keep pets indoors.
- Close the vents on window air conditioners so that outside air doesn't enter the home for one hour.
- Remove outdoor toys, outdoor furniture, and clothing from the clothesline. Items left outdoors should be washed thoroughly with soap and water before using.
- If you are driving through an area while spraying takes place, close your car windows and vents.
- Cover gardens, or rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking or eating.
If the spraying is postponed due to weather conditions, residents will be notified through the news media and information will be posted on the Oswego County website
A copy of the pesticide label and MSDS including all warnings, and fact sheets about permethrin aerial spraying can be found on the Oswego County website
or obtained by calling the Oswego County Health Department at (315) 349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3564, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., call (315) 341-0086.