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Aerial Mosquito Larvae Treatment of Marshes Scheduled for July 9-11

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: July 9 – 11, 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” Marshes marked as “Pending” will be rechecked and added, as required:

Town of Babylon Treat? Town of Brookhaven (cont.) Treat?
Sore Thumb   Fireplace Neck Yes
Oak Beach   Wertheim NWR Pending
West Gilgo Yes Manor of St. George  
Gilgo Yes Smith Point Yes
Cedar Beach Yes Johns Neck Creek Yes
Cedar Beach Golf Course   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   Apacuck Point Yes
Clam Pond   Moneybogue Bay Yes
Captree   Westhampton Dunes  
Gardiner Park Yes Dune Rd (Overton)  
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen Yes Meadow Lane Yes
Scully Yes North Haven  
Seatuck NWR   Iron Point Yes
Islip Preserve Yes North Sea Yes
Quintuck Creek Yes Town of East Hampton  
Heckscher State Park Yes Cedar Pt Co Park Yes
Timber Point   Napeague Yes
Idle Hour Yes Beach Hampton Yes
Pepperidge Hall Yes Accabonac Harbor Yes
Ludlows Creek Yes Town of Riverhead  
West Oak Recreation Yes Indian Island Yes
West Sayville GC   Overlook - Aquebogue Yes
Namkee Creek   Crescent Duck Farm Yes
Town of Brookhaven   Aquebogue Farm Yes
Sayville YC Yes Millar Farm Yes
Stillman Creek Yes 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 Yes
Hedges Creek Yes Kerwin Blvd. Yes
Lyman Marsh Yes Pipes Neck Creek Yes
Bellport Bay   Pipes Cove Yes
Beaverdam Creek Yes Point O’Woods Yes

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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