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Suffolk County Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Notification for June 1

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  01. June 2016

Suffolk County, NY - May 31, 2016 - 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 on the next suitable day.

Time and date of application: June 1st, 2016  5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application

Name of Pesticide: VectoBac 12AS Liquid Concentrate (Bti – Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) & Altosid Liquid Larvicide Concentrate (Methoprene)

Approximate location(s):

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes.”

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

 

Wertheim NWR

Pending

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

 

West Gilgo

Yes

Smith Point North

 

Gilgo

 

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

Yes

Town of Islip

 

Apacuck Point

 

Robert Moses CG Station

 

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

 

Westhampton Dunes

 

Captree Island East

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

 

Gardiner Park

Yes

Meadow Lane

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

 

Scully

Yes

Iron Point

 

Seatuck NWR

 

North Sea

Yes

Islip Preserve

Yes

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

Yes

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

Yes

Beach Hampton

Yes

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

Yes

Idle Hour

 

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

 

Indian Island

 

Ludlows Creek

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

 

West Oak Recreation

Yes

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

Yes

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

 

Great Hog Neck

 

Abets Creek

 

Kerwin Blvd.

 

Hedges Creek

Yes

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.

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.

Residents are asked to please take a minute to review how you can help Suffolk County to reduce mosquitoes around your home:

  • Mosquitoes need standing water to reproduce, check your yard at least weekly for standing water in containers and DUMP THE WATER!
  • Dispose of old tarps, cans, containers, buckets and similar water-holding containers;
  • Discard old tires on your property as tires are a major mosquito breeding source;
  • Drill water drainage holes in the bottom of garbage pails;
  • Make sure roof gutters drain properly, check and clean clogged gutters on a regular basis;
  • Turn over or dump water from plastic kiddie pools, toys and wheelbarrows when not in use;
  • Change the water in birdbaths at least weekly;
  • Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of backyard ponds, add fish and circulate the water;
  • Keep shrubs and grass trimmed so adult mosquitoes will not rest in your yard;
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and hot tubs;
  • Drain water from pool covers often.    

To avoid mosquito bites, residents are advised to:

  • Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn in mosquito prone areas;
  • Wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when mosquitoes are active;
  • Use mosquito repellent when outdoors, following label directions carefully;
  • Make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are in good repair.

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