Nassau County health officials have postponed a plan to spray mosquito pesticides to combat West Nile virus starting Wednesday night.
Officials said trucks will instead begin spraying 7 p.m. Thursday through 2 a.m. Friday in sections of Salisbury, East Meadow, East Garden City, Garden City, Hempstead and Uniondale.
Old Westbury, Garden City, Albertson, Westbury, Salisbury, Carle Place, Williston Park, Roslyn Heights, East Garden City will be instead be sprayed starting 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, officials said.
Spraying is also scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday through 2 a.m. Tuesday in Salisbury, East Meadow, East Garden City, New Cassel and Westbury.
Residents of the targeted communities are advised to keep windows and doors shut and turn air conditioners to re-circulate during the spraying. Health officials also say to keep pets, their food bowls and children’s toys indoors as well as cover fish ponds.
People, especially children and pregnant women, are urged to stay indoors for at least a half hour after the spraying to avoid exposure to the chemicals.
The pesticide being used is Scourge, which contains resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide.
Suffolk County officials have been spraying Anvil, which contains sumithrin, in a handful of communities on Fire Island in recent weeks and days.
Nassau County officials say anyone with questions can call the West Nile Virus Treatment Hotline at 1-888-844-8657 on the days of treatment 9 a.m.-midnight.
Maps of the areas to be treated can be found on the Department of Health website.