Oswego, N.Y. - Oswego County Health Department has announced they will spray again for mosquitos.
The spraying will begin after 6 Thursday night weather permitting. It will cover about 12,000 acres in portions of the towns of Palermo, Mexico and Hastings.
If the spraying is not finished that night, the county will finish spraying Friday night. The spraying is to reduce the mosquito population after evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis or Triple E Virus have been found.
Three horses tested positive for Triple E in Palermo llast month and were euthanized.
The Oswego COunty health department suggest that residents in the spray area should stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed between 6 and 10 p.m.
They are also advised to:
- Keep pets indoors.
- Close the vents on window air conditioners so that outside air doesn’t enter the home for one hour.
- Remove outdoor toys, outdoor furniture, and clothing from the clothesline. Items left outdoors should be washed thoroughly with soap and water before using.
- If you are driving through an area while spraying takes place, close your car windows and vents.
- Cover gardens, and rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking or eating.