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EEE found in Madison County mosquitoes

The Madison County Health Department announced on Wednesday that EEE has been found in a mosquito pool collected in the town of Sullivan.
Wampsville (WSYR-TV) – The Madison County Health Department announced on Wednesday that EEE has been found in a mosquito pool collected in the town of Sullivan.

According to health officials, the mosquitoes collected from Moore Road are primarily bird-biting insects.

Madison County has found pools of mosquitoes infected with EEE twice this season.

The county says it is not considering spraying for mosquitoes at the moment.

Officials have a number of suggestions for dealing with mosquitoes:

· Throw away or turn over outdoor containers, pots, wheelbarrows or other items that hold water
· Place watertight lids on refuse containers, and drill drain holes in recycling containers kept outdoors
· Remove all tires from property
· Change water in bird baths frequently, recirculate water in small ponds and ornamental features or apply a mosquito larvacide product appropriate for such use
· Clean and maintain rain gutters
· Drain wading pools when not in use and water from pool covers, maintain and keep clean chlorinated swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
· Use landscaping to eliminate low areas where standing water accumulates, keep lawns mowed and clear vegetation from edges of ponds.

For more information about EEE, call the Madison County Health Department at 366-2361 or visit the Department’s website at www.healthymadisoncounty.org.
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