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Pesticide Application Scheduled for Mastic Beach, South Shirley and the Smith Point County Park

  • 12 July 2019
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Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

The following treatments are for Vector Control:

Time and date of the application: July 13, 2019, 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Approximate location(s): Mastic Beach, South Shirley and the Smith Point County Park

Sites to be treated:  – All streets south of Golden Gate Drive, Alcolade Drive, Chanel Drive, and Pine Road to the Smith Point County Park.

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.

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