Onondaga County To Spray Cicero Swamp Wednesday Night


Cicero, N.Y. - Due to the recent findings of EEE virus in mosquitoes in the Cicero Swamp area, officials have decided to spray the area.

County Executive Ryan McMahon has announced that the spraying will take place tomorrow night after 6pm.

The designated spray areas are generally bounded on the north by Route 31, on the west by Northern Boulevard, on the south by Taft Road, and on the east by the county line (Chittenango Creek).

If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable, the spraying will be conducted on the next good day.

A map of the spraying area is below.

If you live in the spray area, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the day of the scheduled spraying, it is recommended that you:

  • Stay indoors and keep your windows closed for one hour after the area has been sprayed
  • Keep your pets indoors if possible
  • Set your window air conditioners to circulate indoor air. It is safe to use your central air conditioning
  • Keep outdoor gardens covered and rinse vegetables before eating
  • Be sure children’s toys, outdoor furniture, and clothes on outdoor clotheslines are brought inside. If toys or clothes are left outdoors, wash each thoroughly with soap and water before using and launder clothes before wearing them
  • Close your car windows and car vents if you are driving during the spraying.

(Map of Spraying Area)


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