Onondaga County Health Department has postponed the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas until Saturday, August 31, 2019 due to wind conditions. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “New York State pesticide regulations prohibit the aerial application of pesticides in high wind conditions. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and the spraying will take place as soon as possible.”
If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Saturday, the spraying will be conducted on the next appropriate day which will be announced to the public through local news, social media, and other communication channels. To learn more about the designated spray areas and recommended preparations to be taken by residents who live in the spray area, please visit www.ongov.net/health/env/mosquito-spraying-faq.html.
It is important to continue using personal protection measures during outdoor activities, such as wearing shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outside for a long period of time, and using mosquito repellent. It is also important to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by removing mosquito breeding grounds.
For more information about personal protection measures against mosquitoes, please visit www.ongov.net/health/env/mosquitoes.html or contact the Onondaga County Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health at 315. 435.1649.