OSWEGO COUNTY – Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight Sunday, September 15, due to inclement weather.
Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place on Monday, September 16. Residents will be notified through the news media and information will be posted on the Oswego County Web site at www.oswegocounty.com.
People should continue to limit their outdoor activities around dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks when outdoors, and eliminate standing water around the home. Repellants containing DEET are the most effective, but should be used with caution and according to label instructions.
Products containing picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are also effective.
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 Web site at http://www.oswegocounty.com/health/index.html, or obtained by calling the Oswego County Health Department at 349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3564, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., call 341-0086.