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


Town of Brookhaven (cont.)


Sore Thumb


Fireplace Neck


Oak Beach


Wertheim NWR


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


North Sea

Islip Preserve

Town of East Hampton


Quintuck Creek




Heckscher State Park


Hither Hills wetland


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.

For current and future notices and/or further information: