September 10, 2019
OSWEGO COUNTY - Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor - Big Bay Swamp area in Oswego County is cancelled this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 10, due to weather conditions.
Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place Thursday, Sept. 12, between 6 and 9 p.m. Residents within the aerial spray zone will be notified of the aerial spraying by the Hyper-Reach Broadcast Notification Service through Oswego County's E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department. If spraying is postponed, residents will be notified through the news media and information will be posted on the Oswego County website at http://www.oswegocounty.com.
"Personal protection measures are still the most effective way to prevent mosquito-borne diseases and it is essential that people continue to follow these practices," said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang.
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.
Repellents 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.
Oswego County residents who would like to receive community alerts by wireless phones, text messages and TTY may register for the Hyper-Reach Broadcast Notification Service through Oswego County's E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department at https://secure.hyper-reach.com/comsignup.jsp?id=12481, or they may contact the E-9-1-1 administrative office at 315-349-8215 or 1-800-679-3911 and request a registration form.
A copy of the pesticide label and safety data sheet (SDS) including warnings and fact sheets about permethrin aerial spraying can be found on the Oswego County Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/health/index.html, or obtained by calling the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3564 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., call 315-341-0086.
For more information about protecting your family against mosquitoes, call the Oswego County Health Department weekdays at 315-349-3547 or visit https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/index.html.
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