Broad Spectrum Insecticide Spraying For Mosquitoes On Staten Island Tomorrow Night

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO ADULTICIDING IN PARTS OF STATEN ISLAND TO REDUCE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS

Trucks will spray pesticide in parts of Staten Island in the evening of Monday, July 24, 2023 –

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will conduct an adulticide treatment in Staten Island.

Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Staten Island beginning on Monday, July 24, 2023 between the hours of 8:30 PM and 6:00 AM the following morning.

In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Tuesday, July 25, 2023.


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.

Map of spray areas. Image Credit – NYC DOH

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.

After spraying:

• 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.

Banner Image: Fumigation. Image Credit – Herney Gómez


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NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the department of the government of New York City responsible for public health along with issuing birth certificates, dog licenses, and conducting restaurant inspection and enforcement. The New York City Board of Health is part of the department. Its regulations are compiled in title 24 of the New York City Rules (the New York City Health Code). Since March 2022, the commissioner has been Ashwin Vasan.

4 Comments

  • Avatar w.h.c.s. says:

    NOT THIS F***ING SHIT AGAIN

    CMON THIS IS THE WORST

    I TRY TO BE HEALTHY AND THEN THIS S***

  • Avatar FED UP IN 10314 says:

    So keep killing off all the predator bugs. Good move. They spray and then the mosquito population doubles. Good gig, huh? This is a ploy. Just another moneymaker.

  • Avatar Dee says:

    It’s not so bad. Pyrethrins are way safer than malathion.

    When they sprayed that crap from helicopters in ’99, they sprayed fields of kids playing soccer, people walking on the street and at commercial and educational sites…and it was some bad stuff.

    If you’re Asian and eat shungiku, you’re ingesting pyrethrins by choice!

    Malathion on the other hand, is a weapon of warfare. It killed off the lobster populations…way worse. Killed a lot of the insect life and way bigger creatures than an insect, too!

    I was sickened. I was caught in a spraying.

  • Queen Narissa Queen Narissa says:

    Did anyone else notice that there were NO mosquitoes prior to mid-July? I didn’t know they had sprayed on the 7th-11th, but all of a sudden around the 15th mosquitoes were everywhere… in the woods, in the backyard, in huge numbers. Could it be since the pesticides kill everything, and the predator bugs cannot recoup their population as quickly as the prey bugs, as discussed in a previous article?
    https://statenislander.org/2021/08/16/the-insectocalypse-insect-apocalypse-may-be-closer-to-reality-than-anyone-thinks-and-its-mostly-from-humans-in-the-anthropocene-age/

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