OSWEGO COUNTY (WSYR-TV) Due to gusty southeast winds, aerial spraying for mosquitoes of Toad Harbor Swamp has been postponed.
They will try again this Sunday evening, 9/15, between 6 and 9 p.m. Of course this is weather permitting.
In the meantime, 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.
Additional information about permethrin aerial spraying, the pesticide label and MSDS, warnings and fact sheets can be found on the Oswego County website 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.