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Update: Mosquito Spraying in Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst Cancelled

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Technical issues have forced the cancellation of scheduled pesticide spraying.

Update - August 20, 2014 - The aerial pesticide application to treat for West Nile virus that is scheduled for parts of Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst tonight has been canceled due to technical issues. The treatment will be rescheduled once the system has been repaired.
 
Update - August 19, 2014 - Additional spraying has beene scheduled for the following location.
 
Time and date of the application: August 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Ocean Bay Park, Seaview and Ocean Beach on Fire Island
Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the villages.
Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)
 
Original Release - Suffolk County, NY - August 18, 2014 - Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.
 
The following treatments are for Vector Control:
 
Time and date of the application: August 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island
Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the villages.
Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)
 
The following treatment is for West Nile virus:
 
Time and date of the application: August 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, North Amityville and North Lindenhurst
Sites to be treated:  – An area bounded on the south by Montauk Highway, on the west by Broadway (Route 110), on the north by the Southern State Parkway and on the east by Little East Neck Road.
Method of Treatment: Aerial spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)
 
For current and future notices and/or further information:
  • Suffolk County Division of Vector Control   631-852-4270
  • Spraying Information Hotline 631-852-4939
  • For Spray Notices click here
  • If you are not sure that your land line phone is included in the CodeRED system or to receive notifications via cell phone, text messaging or e-mail, contact here
Although your chances of experiencing any health effects from spraying are quite low, the following common sense steps will help you reduce possible exposure to pesticides before, during or after spraying.
 
Steps you should take:  Children and pregnant women should take care to avoid exposure when practical.  If possible, remain inside or avoid the area whenever spraying takes place and for about 30 minutes after spraying.  Close windows and doors and close the vents of window air-conditioning units to circulate indoor air or, before spraying begins, turn them off. Windows and air-conditioning vents can be reopened about 30 minutes after spraying.  If you come in direct contact with pesticide spray, protect your eyes.  If you get pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water.  Wash exposed skin.  Wash clothes that come in direct contact with spray separately from other laundry.  Consult your health care provider if you think you are experiencing health effects from spraying.
 
Steps you may want to take:  The materials used by Vector Control do not leave significant residues on surfaces, but exposure can be reduced even further.  Pick homegrown fruits and vegetables you expect to eat soon before spraying takes place.  Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables (in fact all produce) thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.  Bring laundry and small toys inside before spraying begins.  (Wash with detergent and water if exposed to pesticides during spraying.)  Bring pet food and water dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds during the spray period to avoid direct exposure.
 
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control also 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 weekday.
 
Time and date of the application: August 19, 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):
 
Marshes marked “yes” will be treated:
 

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

Yes

Wertheim NWR

Pending USFWS review

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

 

West Gilgo

Yes

Smith Point North

 

Gilgo

Yes

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach

Yes

Mastic Beach

 

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

 

Robert Moses CG Station

Yes

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

Yes

Westhampton Dunes

Yes

Captree Island East

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

 

Gardiner Park

Yes

Meadow Lane

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

 

Scully

 

Iron Point

Yes

Seatuck NWR

Pending USFWS review

North Sea

Yes

Islip Preserve

 

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

 

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

Yes

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

Yes

Idle Hour

 

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

 

Indian Island

 

Ludlows Creek

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

 

West Oak Recreation

 

Crescent Duck Farm

Yes

West Sayville GC

 

Aquebogue Farm

 

Namkee Creek

 

Millar Farm

Yes

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

 

Pier Avenue

Yes

Stillman Creek

 

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

Yes

New Suffolk

Yes

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

Yes

Great Hog Neck

 

Abets Creek

 

Kerwin Blvd.

 

Hedges Creek

 

Pipes Neck Creek

 

Lyman Marsh

Yes

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. 

 

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