Mosquito spraying scheduled for 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 13-14, 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 Yes
Oak Beach Wertheim NWR Pending
Oak Beach North Manor of St. George
West Gilgo Yes Smith Point North
Gilgo Johns Neck Creek Yes
Cedar Beach Mastic Beach
Cedar Beach Golf Course Yes Pattersquash Island
Oak Island Town of Southampton
Ox/Helicopter Island Stokes Poges
Gilgo Island Jagger Lane
Town of Islip Apacuck Point Yes
Robert Moses CG Station Yes Moneybogue Bay Yes
Clam Pond Westhampton Dunes Yes
Captree Island Dune Rd (Overton) Yes
Gardiner Park Yes Meadow Lane Yes
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen Yes North Haven
Scully Iron Point Yes
Seatuck NWR Pending North Sea
Islip Preserve Town of East Hampton
Quintuck Creek Napeague Yes
Heckscher State Park Beach Hampton Yes
Timber Point Accabonac Harbor Yes
Idle Hour Town of Riverhead
Pepperidge Hall Indian Island Yes
Ludlows Creek Overlook – Aquebogue Yes
West Oak Recreation Yes Crescent Duck Farm Yes
West Sayville GC Yes 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) New Suffolk Yes
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.

For current and future notices and/or further information:

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