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Health department to launch mosquito surveillance program

The Onondaga County Health Department announced on Monday that it will soon launch its annual program to monitor for mosquito borne illnesses.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Onondaga County Health Department announced on Monday that it will soon launch its annual program to monitor for mosquito borne illnesses.

The program begins on or around May 20 and continues through Oct 18.

During the program, mosquito pools are collected to be tested for viruses including the West Nile virus and EEE.

The program also uses larvicides to control mosquito population.

A list of pesticides used in the program as well as more information can be found on the health department’s website.

A hand-written copy of the pesticide labels can be obtained by calling (315) 435-1649.

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