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


Town of Brookhaven (cont.)


Sore Thumb


Fireplace Neck


Oak Beach


Wertheim NWR

Pending USFWS review

Oak Beach North


Manor of St. George


West Gilgo


Smith Point North




Johns Neck Creek


Cedar Beach


Mastic Beach


Cedar Beach Golf Course


Pattersquash Island


Oak Island


Town of Southampton


Ox/Helicopter Island


Stokes Poges


Gilgo Island


Jagger Lane


Town of Islip


Apacuck Point


Robert Moses CG Station


Moneybogue Bay


Clam Pond


Westhampton Dunes


Captree Island East


Dune Rd (Overton)


Gardiner Park


Meadow Lane




North Haven




Iron Point


Seatuck NWR

Pending USFWS review

North Sea


Islip Preserve


Town of East Hampton


Quintuck Creek




Heckscher State Park


Beach Hampton


Timber Point


Accabonac Harbor


Idle Hour


Town of Riverhead


Pepperidge Hall


Indian Island


Ludlows Creek


Overlook - Aquebogue


West Oak Recreation


Crescent Duck Farm


West Sayville GC


Aquebogue Farm


Namkee Creek


Millar Farm


Town of Brookhaven


Union Ave


Sayville YC


Pier Avenue


Stillman Creek


Town of Southold


Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)


New Suffolk


Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)


Great Hog Neck


Abets Creek


Kerwin Blvd.


Hedges Creek


Pipes Neck Creek


Lyman Marsh


Pipes Cove


Bellport Bay


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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