Suffolk Mosquito Spraying June 17, 2014

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Salt marshes will be sprayed by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.

Suffolk County, NY - June 16, 2014 - The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued the next suitable day.
 
Time and date of the application: June 17, 2014 5:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application
Name of Pesticide: Vectobac 12AS (Bti) and Altosid liquid (methoprene).
Approximate location(s): Below is a listing of marshes. Marshes that will be treated as stated above are marked “Yes” under the column labeled “Treat?”

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

Yes

Wertheim NWR

 Yes, ending USFWS approval

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

Yes

West Gilgo

Yes

Smith Point North

Yes

Gilgo

Yes

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach

Yes

Mastic Beach

Yes

Cedar Beach Golf Course

Yes

Pattersquash Island

 

Oak Island

Yes

Town of Southampton

 

Ox/Helicopter Island

 

Stokes Poges

Yes

Gilgo Island

 

Jagger Lane

Yes

Town of Islip

 

Apacuck Point

Yes

Robert Moses CG Station

Yes

Moneybogue Bay

Yes

Clam Pond

Yes

Westhampton Dunes

Yes

Captree Island East

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

Yes

Gardiner Park

Yes

Meadow Lane

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

Yes

North Haven

 

Scully

 

Iron Point

Yes

Seatuck NWR

Yes, pending USFWS aproval

North Sea

Yes

Islip Preserve

Yes

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

Yes

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

Yes

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

Yes

Idle Hour

Yes

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

Yes

Indian Island

Yes

Ludlows Creek

Yes

Overlook - Aquebogue

Yes

West Oak Recreation

Yes

Crescent Duck Farm

Yes

West Sayville GC

Yes

Aquebogue Farm

Yes

Namkee Creek

Yes

Millar Farm

Yes

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

Yes

Pier Avenue

Yes

Stillman Creek

Yes

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

Yes

New Suffolk

Yes

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

Yes

Great Hog Neck

Yes

Abets Creek

Yes

Kerwin Blvd.

Yes

Hedges Creek

Yes

Pipes Neck Creek

Yes

Lyman Marsh

Yes

Pipes Cove

Yes

Bellport Bay

Yes

Town of Smithtown

 

Beaverdam Creek

Yes

Sunken Meadow

Yes

The products used by Vector Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required State and Federal permits.
 
No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity. 
 
For current and future notices and/or further information:
  • Suffolk County Division of Vector Control 631-852-4270
  • Spraying Information Hotline 631-852-4939
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