Further evidence of EEE found in Onondaga County, no aerial spraying planned
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:33:58 GMT —
Additional evidence of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis was found in Onondaga County.
The Health Department says test results from a mosquito pool collected last week on East Taft Road in North Syracuse came back positive for EEE.
Two other pools collected around this area -- last week and last month respectively -- also tested positive for the mosquito borne illness.
At this time, there are no plans for aerial spraying to control the mosquito population because of cooler temperatures.
The Health Department still reminds neighbors to take preventative measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, including wearing socks, long pants and long-sleeves when they know you'll be outside for a long period.
Neighbors are also advised to wear mosquito repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535.
The Health Department encourages people to avoid standing water, as this serves as breeding ground for the pesky insect which is most active between dusk and dawn.