Oswego, N.Y. - Oswego County Health Department has announced they plan to conduct aerial spraying of about 10,000 acres in portions of the towns of Hastings, West Monroe and Constantia Monday evening.
Mosquito samples recently collected from the Toad Harbor Swamp in West Monroe have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, and a horse in West Monroe died of the virus.
The spraying is dependent on if the weather conditions are good.
Residents within the spray area will be notified of the spraying by through Oswego County’s E-9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department.
The area to be sprayed is within these boundaries: U.S. Route 11 in Central Square to the west, NYS Route 49 to the north, up to but not including the village of Constantia to the east; and the shoreline of Oneida Lake to the south.
Pesticide will not be applied over the open waters of Oneida Lake. The spraying will begin after 6 p.m.
More Information can be found on the Oswego County website at www.oswegocounty.com.
(Map provided by the Oswego County Heath Dept.)