Aerial mosquito spray planned this week

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 6-7, 2018, 6 am – 8 pm

Method of application:  Low altitude, granular application

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

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes.”

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 Yes Town of Southampton
Ox/Helicopter Island Stokes Poges Yes
Gilgo Island Jagger Lane Yes
Town of Islip Apacuck Point Yes
Robert Moses CG Station Yes Moneybogue Bay Yes
Clam Pond Yes Westhampton Dunes Yes
Captree Dune Rd (Overton) Yes
Gardiner Park Yes Meadow Lane Yes
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen Yes North Haven Yes
Scully Iron Point
Seatuck NWR North Sea Yes
Islip Preserve Town of East Hampton
Quintuck Creek Yes Napeague Yes
Heckscher State Park Yes Beach Hampton Yes
Timber Point Accabonac Harbor Yes
Idle Hour Yes Town of Riverhead
Pepperidge Hall Indian Island Yes
Ludlows Creek Yes Overlook – Aquebogue Yes
West Oak Recreation Crescent Duck Farm Yes
West Sayville GC Aquebogue Farm
Namkee Creek Millar Farm
Town of Brookhaven   Union Ave
Sayville YC Pier Avenue
Stillman Creek Town of Southold
Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River) New Suffolk Yes
Roe Ave. (Mud Creek) Great Hog Neck Yes
Abets Creek   Kerwin Blvd. Yes
Hedges Creek Pipes Neck Creek Yes
Lyman Marsh Pipes Cove Yes
Bellport Bay 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.

For current and future notices and/or further information:

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