Aerial spraying scheduled to control mosquito larvae

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: August 3, 2017, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application

Name of Pesticide: VectoBac 12AS Liquid Concentrate (Bti – Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid Liquid Larvicide Concentrate (Methoprene)

Approximate location(s):

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes.”

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