Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Suffolk on August 12

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Weather permitting, multiple areas across Suffolk County will be sprayed for mosquitoes.

Suffolk County, NY - August 12, 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: August 12, 2014 5:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application
Name of Pesticide: Altosid liquid (methoprene).
Approximate location(s):
 
Marshes marked “yes” will be treated:
 

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

 

Oak Beach

 

Wertheim NWR

Pending USFWS review

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

 

West Gilgo

 

Smith Point North

 

Gilgo

Yes

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach

Yes

Mastic Beach

Yes

Cedar Beach Golf Course

 

Pattersquash Island

 

Oak Island

Yes

Town of Southampton

 

Ox/Helicopter Island

 

Stokes Poges

 

Gilgo Island

 

Jagger Lane

Yes

Town of Islip

 

Apacuck Point

Yes

Robert Moses CG Station

 

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

Yes

Westhampton Dunes

 

Captree Island East

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

 

Gardiner Park

 

Meadow Lane

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

 

Scully

 

Iron Point

 

Seatuck NWR

Pending USFWS review

North Sea

Yes

Islip Preserve

 

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

 

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

 

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

Yes

Idle Hour

 

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

 

Indian Island

 

Ludlows Creek

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

Yes

West Oak Recreation

Yes

Crescent Duck Farm

Yes

West Sayville GC

Yes

Aquebogue Farm

 

Namkee Creek

 

Millar Farm

 

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

Yes

Pier Avenue

 

Stillman Creek

 

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

 

New Suffolk

 

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

Yes

Great Hog Neck

 

Abets Creek

 

Kerwin Blvd.

 

Hedges Creek

 

Pipes Neck Creek

 

Lyman Marsh

 

Pipes Cove

 

Bellport Bay

Yes

Town of Smithtown

 

Beaverdam Creek

 

Sunken Meadow

 

 
 
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:
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