Oswego County finally able to spray for mosquitoes

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OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Oswego County Health Department took to the skies Tuesday evening to spray for mosquitoes. Just after 6 p.m., 10,000 acres was sprayed along the Toad Harbor Swamp, which included parts of Hastings, West Monroe and Constantia.

The county says seven new mosquito samples tested positive for EEE and the health department says a second horse, this one in the Town of Amboy, has died from the virus.

Tuesday was the fourth attempt the county has made to spray for mosquitoes. The other three attempts were hampered by weather.

“You see where they’re at, they’re in under the trees, the forest canopy for the most part, you can, you’re just not gonna get ’em all. And plus tomorrow morning, new ones will start hatching out of the swamps so it’s just a cycle that keeps going,” said Chris Williams, Assoc. Public Health Sanitarian, Oswego County Health Department.

There are currently no plans for a second spraying, but health officials will determine that in the coming weeks.


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