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|Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:42 pm Post subject: Mosquito Spraying Schedule
From Aug 08, 2011 to Aug 10, 2011 (included)
|NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Thomas Farley, MD, MPH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2011
Health Department Will Spray Pesticide to Reduce Adult Mosquito
Spraying scheduled for parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island to help
prevent West Nile Virus
August 8, 2011 - To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile
virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts
of Elm Park, Grymes Hill, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Sunnyside, West
Brighton, Westerleigh in Staten Island, and parts of Dyker Heights and
Bath Beach in Brooklyn, on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 between the hours
of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning,weather permitting. In
case of bad weather, application will be delayed untilThursday, August
11, during the same hours. The areas to be treated appear below.
Locations of Application
Elm Park, Grymes Hill, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Sunnyside,
Bordered by Forest Avenue to the North; Crafton Ave and Crystal Avenue
to the West; Staten Island Expressway, Slosson Avenue and Little Clove
Road to the South; and Victory Boulevard to the East
Bordered by 84th Street to the North; Gowanus Expressway to the West;
Belt Parkway to the South; and 15th Avenue to the East
For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low
concentration of Anvil®, 10 + 10 a synthetic pesticide. When properly
used, this product poses no significant risks to human health, but the
Health Department recommends that people take the following precautions
to minimize direct
Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. People with asthma or
other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during
spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions.
Air conditioners may remain on, however, if you wish to reduce the
possibility of indoor exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner
vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function.
Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor
areas during spraying. If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to
pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again.
Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
Always wash your produce thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.
The use of pesticides in New York City is conducted in accordance with
labeling approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). For
further information, visit
Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes
Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of
lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three), or products that
contain the active ingredient IR3535. Repellents with greater than 10%
DEET should not be used on children. Other tips on insect repellents
can be found on the Health Department website:
Make sure windows have screens, and repair or replace screens that have
tears or holes.
Eliminate any standing water from your property, and dispose of
containers that can collect water. Standing water is a violation of the
New York City Health Code.
Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep
them empty or covered if not in use; drain water that collects in pool
Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/health/wnv.