Aerial spraying at Cicero Swamp scheduled for tonight
Aerial spraying will take place today, Tuesday, in the Cicero Swamp, after two mosquito pools tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The aerial spraying will happen between 6-9pm, weather permitting. Neighbors in the spray area will be notified through the emergency notification system, health officials say. The spray area will cover Route 31 to the north, Taft Road to the south, to the eastern county line and to Northern Boulevard on the west.
The spraying will also cover several roads, including all or parts of Route 298, Bull Street, Eastwood Road, Island Road, Cicero Center Road, Ferstler Road and Oxbow Road.
The pesticide Kontrol will be used in the aerial spraying. The pesticide is registered with the EPA and the NYS Division of Environmental Conservation for use. You can read more about the pesticide here.
The health department recommends that neighbors in the affected areas should:
-Stay indoors and keep windows closed for one hour after your area has been sprayed
-Keep pets indoors if possible
-Cover outdoor gardens and rinse vegetables before eating
-Set your window air conditioners to circulate indoor air. It is safe to use your central air conditioning
-Remove childrenâ??s toys that are outdoors, any outdoor furniture, and clothes from outdoor clotheslines
-If toys or clothes have been left outdoors, wash each thoroughly with soap and water before using and launder clothes before wearing
-If you are driving during the spraying, close your car windows and vents