Due to public safety issues related to events over the holiday weekend, Onondaga County Health Department has rescheduled the aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 after 6:00 pm. Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “We appreciate the public’s patience as we consider many factors that affect the scheduling of the spraying. It is extremely important that people use personal protection measures to reduce their risk of being bitten by mosquitoes while spending time outdoors this holiday weekend and into the fall season until the first heavy frost.”
If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Tuesday, 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.