Cicero (WSYR-TV) – The EEE virus has been confirmed in two mosquito pools collected in the Cicero Swamp area in Onondaga County.
The New York State Department of Health confirmed that the virus was evident in pools collected at the Taft Road trap site located on East Taft Road on Aug. 13.
The Onondaga County Health Department says it will spray for mosquitoes on Saturday, Aug. 24 around 7 p.m. – weather permitting.
Spraying will be conducted in the area bordered on the north by Route 31, on the west by Northern Boulevard, on the south by Taft Road, and on the east by Chittenango Creek.
Roads in the affected area include all or parts of:
- Route 298
- Bull Street
- Eastwood Road
- Island Road
- Cicero Center Road
- Fergerson Road
- Ferstler Road and
- Oxbow Road
The pesticide that will be used for aerial spraying is Kontrol.
This pesticide is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Division of Environmental Conservation for this use.
A copy of the pesticide label can be found on the Onondaga County website
A written copy of the pesticide label can be obtained by calling (315) 435-1649.
During spraying, the health department recommends that residents:
- Stay indoors and keep windows closed for one hour after your area has been sprayed
- Keep pets indoors if possible
- Cover outdoor gardens and rinse vegetables before eating
- Set your window air conditioners to circulate indoor air. It is safe to use your central air conditioning Remove children’s toys that are outdoors, any outdoor furniture, and clothes from outdoor clotheslines
- If toys or clothes have been left outdoors, wash each thoroughly with soap and water before using and launder clothes before wearing
- If you are driving during the spraying, close your car windows and vents