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Mosquito Spraying Continues in Nassau, Suffolk


Nassau and Suffolk county officials are continuing to spray pesticides from trucks this week to control mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus.

Suffolk officials say spraying will start Monday evening in Smithtown in and around Blydenburgh County Park and on Tuesday spraying will be conducted in Huntington Station.

Spraying will continue Wednesday in Babylon, West Babylon, West Islip and West Bay Shore. On all three days the spraying will start at 8 p.m. and will continue through 11:30 p.m.


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Nassau officials aim to spray Plandome, Plandome Manor, Plandome Heights, Manhasset, Munsey Park, Flower Hill, Port Washington and Sands Point on Tuesday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. During the same time period, officials will target Massapequa Park and East Massapequa as well as sections of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing, Glen Head and Old Brookville

Rain dates include Wednesday, Thursday and Monday.

Aerial spraying will be conducted from 7 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday between the New York City line to the Suffolk County line from Route 25A to Sunrise Highway. East of Wantagh State Parkway, the spraying will be done north of the Southern State Parkway.

In addition, Suffolk will spray Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday as well as Smith Point Park from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Residents are advised to keep windows and doors shut, set air conditioners to re-circulate and turn off window fans. They are also advised to keep pets indoors as well as bring in their food dishes and toys. Children’s toys should also be brought indoors.

For more information, Nassau residents can call the West Nile Virus Spray Hotline at 1-888-844-8657, on the days that spraying is scheduled, between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. or visit the Nassau County Department of Health website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/health/.

Suffolk residents can call the Spraying Information Hotline at 631-852-4939 or log on towww.suffolkcountyny.gov/health then click on Mosquito Spraying.

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