Health Services

Pesticide Application Notification

August 28, 2015

 

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

No treatments are scheduled through Monday, August 31, 2015


For current and future notices and/or further information:

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 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: August 28, 2015, 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application

Name of Pesticide: Vectobac 12AS and Altosid Liquid 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

 

Oak Beach

 

Wertheim NWR

 

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

West Gilgo

YES

Smith Point North

YES

Gilgo

Johns Neck Creek

YES

Cedar Beach

Mastic Beach

YES

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

 YES

Robert Moses CG Station

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

Westhampton Dunes

YES

Captree Island East

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

Gardiner Park

YES

Meadow Lane

YES

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

Scully

 

Iron Point

Seatuck NWR

YES

North Sea


Islip Preserve

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

YES

Napeague

 YES

Heckscher State Park

YES

Hither Hills wetland

 

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

Idle Hour

 YES

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

Indian Island

Ludlows Creek

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

West Oak Recreation

 YES

Crescent Duck Farm

YES

West Sayville GC

 YES

Aquebogue Farm

Namkee Creek

 

Millar Farm

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

YES

Pier Avenue


Stillman Creek

YES

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

YES

New Suffolk

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

YES

Great Hog Neck


Abets Creek

YES

Kerwin Blvd.

Hedges Creek

YES

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.

For current and future notices and/or further information:


 

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