Health Services

Pesticide Application Notification

June 29, 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.

 

The following treatments are for Vector Control: 

 

Time and date of the application: June 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Approximate Location(s): Davis Park and Point O'Woods on Fire Island

Sites to be treated: All streets in the Villages

Method of treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

 

Time and date of the application: July 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Approximate Location(s): Ocean Bay Park, Seaview and Ocean Beach on Fire Island

Sites to be treated: All streets in the Villages

Method of treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

 

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: June 30, 2015, 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application

Name of Pesticide: Vectobac 12AS

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

 

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

West Gilgo

YES

Smith Point North

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

 YES

Town of Islip

 

Apacuck Point

 YES

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

 

Iron Point

YES

Seatuck NWR

North Sea

YES

Islip Preserve

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

Napeague

 YES

Heckscher State Park

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

YES

Idle Hour

 

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

YES

Indian Island

YES

Ludlows Creek

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

YES

West Oak Recreation

 

Crescent Duck Farm

YES

West Sayville GC

 

Aquebogue Farm

YES

Namkee Creek

 

Millar Farm

YES

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

Pier Avenue


Stillman Creek

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

YES

New Suffolk

YES

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

YES

Great Hog Neck

YES

Abets Creek

YES

Kerwin Blvd.

Hedges Creek

 YES

Pipes Neck Creek

YES

Lyman Marsh

YES

Pipes Cove

YES

Bellport Bay

YES

Town of Smithtown

 

Beaverdam Creek

YES

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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