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Pesticide Application 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: May 21-24, 2019, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Method of application: Low altitude, liquid application

Name of Pesticide: VectoBac12AS (Bti – Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) EPA Reg. #73049-38 and Altosid Liquid Larvicide Concentrate (Methoprene) EPA Reg. #2724-446

Approximate location(s):

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

 

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

Yes

Wertheim NWR

Pending

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

 

West Gilgo

Yes

Smith Point North

Yes

Gilgo

Yes

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach

Yes

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

Yes

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

Yes

Westhampton Dunes

Yes

Captree

 

Dune Rd (Overton)

Yes

Gardiner Park

Yes

Meadow Lane

Yes

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

 

Scully

Yes

Iron Point

 

Seatuck NWR

 

North Sea

Yes

Islip Preserve

 

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

Yes

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

Yes

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

 

Idle Hour

Yes

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

Yes

Indian Island

Yes

Ludlows Creek

Yes

Overlook - Aquebogue

Yes

West Oak Recreation

Yes

Crescent Duck Farm

 

West Sayville GC

Yes

Aquebogue Farm

Yes

Namkee Creek

Yes

Millar Farm

Yes

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

Yes

Abets Creek

 

Kerwin Blvd.

Yes

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.

Information

For current and future notices and/or further information:

Suffolk County
Division of
Vector Control
631-852-4270
Spraying Information
Hotline 631-852-4939
Vector Control
and Wetlands
Management
Long-Term Plan
Submit an
Online Service Request

If you are not sure that your land line phone is included in the CodeRED system or to receive notifications via cell phone, text messaging or e-mail, contact:

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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.

Suffolk County Government

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P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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