OSWEGO, NY – Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed this weekend due to the weather forecast.
The current model projections have indicated varied conditions including rain and wind speeds that would hamper efforts to conduct aerial spraying.
Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place in the middle of next week.
Residents will be notified through the news media and information will be posted on the Oswego County Web site at www.oswegocounty.com
“It is essential that people throughout Oswego County continue to take steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “Personal protection measures are the most effective way to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.”
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.