Mosquito spraying again delayed

In this 2016 file photo, employees of the Oswego County Health Department sort mosquitoes for testing. Health department officials have announced multiple cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in recent weeks, prompting an order for aerial insecticide spraying. The spraying has been delayed several times but is scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 20).

OSWEGO — Oswego County officials announced Monday afternoon aerial spraying for mosquitoes in the Toad Harbor area scheduled for last evening would be again postponed.

The towns of Hastings, West Monroe and Constantia were originally slated to receive an airborne dose of insecticide Friday but bad weather grounded the aircraft set to spray approximately  10,000 acres with chemical Kontrol 30-30. The spraying was rescheduled for Sunday evening but county officials again cancelled the operation citing poor conditions.

Officials say the spraying is now scheduled to occur tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 20. Last week, the Oswego County Health Department announced more mosquitos carrying the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus were identified in southeast Oswego County, prompting the decision to mount the spraying campaign.

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