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Aerial Vector Control Notification

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following 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 11 to June 13 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Method of application: Low altitude helicopter, granular application

Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG [Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid (Methoprene)] EPA# 73049-501

Approximate location(s):

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes.” Marshes marked as “Recheck” or “Pending” will be rechecked tomorrow and may be added, if required:

Town of Babylon Treat? Town of Brookhaven (cont.) Treat?
Sore Thumb Yes Fireplace Neck No - DEC
Oak Beach Yes Wertheim NWR No - FWS
West Gilgo Yes Manor of St. George  
Gilgo Yes Smith Point Yes - North
Cedar Beach Yes Johns Neck Creek No - DEC
Cedar Beach Golf Course Yes Mastic Beach Yes
Oak Island Yes Moriches – Crystal Brook Yes
Ox/Helicopter Island   Town of Southampton  
Gilgo Island   Stokes Poges  
Town of Islip   Jagger Lane Yes
Robert Moses CG Station No - Birds Apacuck Point  
Clam Pond   Moneybogue Bay No - DEC
Captree   Westhampton Dunes No - Birds
Gardiner Park   Dune Rd (Overton) Yes
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen Yes Meadow Lane No - DEC
Scully Yes North Haven  
Seatuck NWR No - FWS Iron Point No - Birds
Islip Preserve Yes North Sea No - Birds
Quintuck Creek Yes Town of East Hampton  
Heckscher State Park Partial Birds Cedar Pt Co Park Partial-Bird
Timber Point No - Birds Napeague Partial-DEC
Idle Hour No - DEC Beach Hampton No - Birds
Pepperidge Hall No - DEC Accabonac Harbor Pending
Ludlows Creek No - DEC Town of Riverhead  
West Oak Recreation Yes Indian Island Yes
West Sayville GC   Overlook - Aquebogue Yes
Namkee Creek No - DEC Crescent Duck Farm Yes
Town of Brookhaven   Aquebogue Farm Yes
Sayville YC   Millar Farm Yes
Stillman Creek No - DEC Union Ave Yes
Grove Ave Yes Pier Avenue Yes
Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River) Yes Town of Southold  
Roe Ave. (Mud Creek) Yes New Suffolk Yes
Abets Creek Yes Great Hog Neck Partial Bird
Hedges Creek Yes Kerwin Blvd. Partial Bird
Lyman Marsh No - DEC Pipes Neck Creek Yes
Bellport Bay No - DEC Pipes Cove Yes
Beaverdam Creek   Orient Beach St Park  

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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