Trucks will spray pesticide in parts of Staten Island and the Bronx in the evening of Tuesday, August 31
Trucks will spray pesticide in parts of Brooklyn in the evening of Thursday, September 2
August 26, 2021 – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department
will conduct an adulticide treatment on Staten Island, in the Bronx and in Brooklyn.
Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Staten Island and the Bronx on Tuesday, August 31, between the hours of 8:30
p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather or equipment
malfunctions, application will be delayed until Wednesday, September 1.
Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Brooklyn on Thursday, September 2, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the
following morning, weather permitting. Application may be delayed until Tuesday, September 7 in the
event of bad weather or equipment malfunctions.
The Health Department will use very low concentrations of Anvil®, Duet®, or DeltaGard®. The risks of
pesticides applied by the Health Department for mosquito control are low to people and pets.
Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash.
People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.
To stay safe during spraying:
• Stay indoors, whenever possible.
• Air conditioners can remain on. While unnecessary, you may wish to close air conditioner vents,
or choose the recirculate function.
• Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
• Always wash fruits and vegetables with water.
The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing water. New Yorkers are also
encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes and take precautions when spending time outdoors.
Reducing exposure to mosquitoes
• Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for
children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.
• Make sure windows have screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
• Eliminate any standing water from your property and dispose of containers that can collect water.
Standing water is a violation of the New York City Health Code.
• Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty or covered
if not in use. Drain water that collects in pool covers.
Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/health/wnv.
For more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.
- Borough: Bronx
- ZIP Codes: 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10459, and 10474
- Neighborhoods: Concourse, Concourse Village, High Bridge, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Port Morris, and The Hub.
- Map: Locations of August 31 Adulticide Spraying in the Bronx (JPG)
- Borough: Staten Island
- ZIP Codes: 10306
- Neighborhoods: Egbertville, Grant City, Lighthouse Hill, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, Oakwood, Oakwood Beach, and Richmond Town
- Map: Locations of August 31 Adulticide Spraying in Staten Island (JPG)
- Borough: Brooklyn
- ZIP Codes: 11204, 11209, 11214, 11219, 11223, 11224, 11228, 11229, and 11235
- Neighborhoods: Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Gravesend, Homecrest, New Utrecht, and Seagate.
- Map: Locations of September 2 Adulticide Spraying in Brooklyn (JPG)