Oswego County Postpones Aerial Spraying Tonight

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department has postponed its plans to spray the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area today (Sept. 12) due to rain, wind and falling temperatures.

“We may not be able to spray for the next few days,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “This is partly because of the potential for rain, but, more importantly, because of the significantly cooler temperatures.”

Aerial spraying will resume when weather permits.

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.

For more information, call 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.