Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A year after a town of New Haven child was killed by the mosquito-borne EEE virus, insect killing chemicals are being made available to residents in Central New York and parts of the North Country.
Free larvicide will be available for homeowners in Oswego, Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties, according to Republican State Senator Patty Richie.
The packets will be available at each county’s soil and water office. The pouches should be effective against as much as 50 square feet of water. Each package contains 24 pouches. The entire package should be effective for the summer.
The state committed funding for larvicide packets for more than 2,700 residents of the region, Richie noted.
Richie said that she is currently working on a bill dedicated to finding a vaccine for EEE.
Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
21168 State Route 232
Watertown, New York 13601
Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District
USDA Service Center
6503 Wes Road
Hamilton, New York 13346
Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District
USDA Service center
121 Second Street, Room E
Oriskany, New York
Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District
6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, New York 13088
Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District
3105 State Route 3
Fulton, New York 13069
St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District
1942 Old DeKalb Road
Canton, New York 13617