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Aerial Mosquito Larvae Treatment Scheduled for June 30 - July 1, 2022

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the marshes named below by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. If weather conditions prevent completion, the work will be continued on the next suitable day.

DPW’s Division of Vector Control is responsible for controlling mosquito infestations that are of public health importance. Vector Control crews regularly inspect marshlands that have historically produced large numbers of developing larval mosquitoes and treat the areas that have shown recent activity. Sections of marshland are treated by helicopter to prevent the densely clustered larvae from emerging as adult mosquitoes that have the ability to fly miles from the marshes into communities. According to the Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan, treatment of mosquito larvae reduces the risk of transmission of mosquito-borne diseases among the public as well as the need to control mosquito populations in residential neighborhoods.

Time and date of the application: June 30 through July 1 from 6:00 a.m. - 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” 

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

 

Wertheim NWR

Pending

West Gilgo

 

Manor of St. George

 

Gilgo

 

Smith Point

Yes

Cedar Beach

 

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach Golf Course

 

Mastic Beach

Yes

Oak Island

 

Moriches – Crystal Brook

Yes

Ox/Helicopter Island

 

Town of Southampton

 

Gilgo Island

 

Stokes Poges

 

Town of Islip

 

Jagger Lane

Yes

Robert Moses CG Station

 

Apacuck Point

Yes

Clam Pond

 

Moneybogue Bay

Yes

Captree

 

Westhampton Dunes

Yes

Gardiner Park

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

Meadow Lane

Yes

Scully

 

North Haven

 

Seatuck NWR

 

Iron Point

 

Islip Preserve

 

North Sea

Yes

Quintuck Creek

 

Town of East Hampton

 

Heckscher State Park

 

Cedar Pt Co Park

Yes

Timber Point

 

Napeague

Yes

Idle Hour

 

Beach Hampton

 

Pepperidge Hall

 

Accabonac Harbor

Pending

Ludlows Creek

 

Town of Riverhead

 

West Oak Recreation

Yes

Indian Island

 

West Sayville GC

 

Overlook - Aquebogue

 

Namkee Creek

 

Crescent Duck Farm

Yes

Town of Brookhaven

 

Aquebogue Farm

 

Sayville YC

 

Millar Farm

 

Stillman Creek

Yes

Union Ave

 

Grove Ave

Yes

Pier Avenue

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

Yes

Town of Southold

 

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

Yes

New Suffolk

 

Abets Creek

Yes

Great Hog Neck

 

Hedges Creek

Yes

Kerwin Blvd.

 

Lyman Marsh

 

Pipes Neck Creek

 

Bellport Bay

Yes

Pipes Cove

 

Beaverdam Creek

 

 

 

 

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.   

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