County To Spray Area Where Infected Mosquitoes Have Been Identified

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division, plans to conduct aerial spraying along the Conewango Creek in the town of Kiantone and the town of Carroll where the infected mosquitoes have been identified. Spraying will take place this evening. The rain date is Monday. The aerial spray will begin after 7 p.m. If the spraying is postponed due to weather conditions, residents will be notified through the news media, and information will be posted on the Chautauqua County website at www.myhealthycounty.com.

The area to be sprayed includes about 6,300 acres within these boundaries: U.S. Highway 62 to the west, Conewango Creek area between Peck Settlement Road and Wahlgren Road to the north up to and including Frewsburg, Ivory Road/Water Street/Warren Road to the east, and the New York/Pennsylvania state border to the south. Spraying will not take place over open waters such as the Conewango Creek.

Residents within the aerial spray boundaries will be notified of the aerial spraying by the NY Alert System.

Advisements for those in the spraying along the Conewango Creek in the town of Kiantone and the town of Carroll:

Avoid ingestion or inhalation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing.

Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed for one hour after the spraying.

Keep pets indoors.

Close the vents on window air-conditioners so that outside air doesn’t enter the home for one hour.

Remove outdoor toys, outdoor furniture and clothing from the clothesline. Items left outdoors should be washed thoroughly with soap and water before using.

If you are driving through an area while spraying takes place, close your car windows and vents.

Cover gardens or rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking or eating.