Onondaga County Interim Commissioner of Health, Michelle Mignano, announced that the New York State Department of Health’s laboratory has reported finding evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a mosquito pool. The mosquito pool was collected on July 10, 2014 at the Taft Road trap site located atEast Taft Road.
Due to this finding and the recent high mosquito count, aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and immediate surrounding areas will be done on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. Residents in the spray areas will be notified through the media and through the emergency notification system. The designated spray areas are generally bounded on the north by Route 31, on the west by Northern Boulevard, on the south by Taft Road and on the east by the county line. Roads included in this area are: all or parts of Route 298, Bull Street, Eastwood Road, Island Road, Cicero Center Road, Fergerson Road, Ferstler Road and Oxbow Road.