Hastings (WSYR-TV) -- After weeks of delay, pesticide spraying is now done in the town of Hastings and parts of West Monroe.
The towns decided to spray pesticide to stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE.
The spraying focused on public gathering areas like parks and baseball fields.
Oswego County has also received final approval to spray 10,000 acres in the Big Bay and Toad Harbor Swamp areas after EEE was detected in the area. That spraying will happen either Monday or Tuesday of next week depending on the weather.
Residents are reminded to continue to use repellent and to avoid dusk times when mosquitoes are most active – dusk and dawn.
Additional tips to protect yourself and your family can be found on the Oswego County Health Department’s website