HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO ADULTICIDING IN PARTS OF STATEN ISLAND AND BROOKLYN TO REDUCE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS
Trucks will spray pesticide in parts of Staten Island in the evening of Monday, August 1, 2022 and in parts of Brooklyn in evening of Wednesday, August 3, 2022
July 28, 2022 – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will conduct adulticide treatments in Staten Island and Brooklyn. Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Staten Island beginning on Monday, August 1, 2022, between the hours of 8:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning.
In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Trucks will also spray pesticides in sections of Brooklyn beginning on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, between the hours of 8:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, August 4, 2022.
The Health Department will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet® or MERUS® 3.
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.
Locations of truck spraying in Staten Island for August 1, 2022
Parts of Castleton Corners, Elm Park, Graniteville, Meiers Corners, Mid Island, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Silver Lake, Sunnyside, Tompkinsville, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, and Willowbrook Bordered by Walker Street, Port Richmond Avenue, Kill van Kull, Broadway, and Henderson Avenue to the North; Lafayette Avenue, Brighton Avenue, Glen Avenue, Woodstock Avenue, Victory Boulevard, Highland Avenue, Howard Avenue, and Clove Road to the East; Staten Island Expressway to the South; and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Expressway to the West.
Parts of 10301, 10302, 10310, and 10314
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