LI Mosquito Spraying Remains on Schedule


West Nile Virus

Mosquito spraying will continue Wednesday night in both Nassau and Suffolk counties in an effort to combat West Nile Virus.

The Nassau County Department of Health said Sections of Bayville, Locust Valley, East Meadow, Hicksville, Levittown, Plainview, Plainedge and Bethpage will be sprayed from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m.


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Suffolk is scheduled to treat South Shirley, Mastic Beach and Old Mastic between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m., weather permitting. All streets south of Alcolade Drive West, Chanel Drive, Mastic Road and Riverside Avenue from the Forge River to Bellport Bay, including Smith Point Park, campgrounds and Marina, will be affected.

The forecast for Wednesday night calls for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10 p.m. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service.

Both Nassau and Suffolk have plans to spray on Thursday as well.

Officials said the chance of experiencing any health effects from spraying is “quite low.” Concerned residents should remain indoors as spraying takes plays and 30 minutes after it’s completed, health officials said.

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