Suffolk County, NY - July 12, 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 the application: July 12-13, 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) are noted here
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
- Vector/Mosquito Control
- Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan