Suffolk Continues Anti-Mosquito Spraying


West Nile Virus

Suffolk County will be spraying anti-mosquito pesticides in several communities Wednesday night as part of an ongoing operation to combat West Nile Virus.


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The county’s department of public works is scheduled to treat Ocean Bay Park on Fire Island from 6 to 10 p.m. Babylon, West Babylon, North Babylon, West Islip and West Bay Shore are also expected to be sprayed from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., officials said.

Both Suffolk and Nassau counties plan to continue spraying on Thursday as well.

Suffolk will treat Fire Island Pines, Water Island and Summer Club on Fire Island Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Nassau is expected to spray Farmingdale, Levittown, North Massapequa, Plainedge and South Farmingdale on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Both counties will be spraying the anti-mosquito pesticide Scourge, which contains the chemicals resmethrin and piperonyl butoxid. On FI, Suffolk uses Anvil, which contains sumithrin.

Residents in both counties are advised to stay indoors during the spraying.

Children and pregnant women should remain inside until 30 minutes after the spraying.

Officials also noted that residents should keep windows closed and shut and turn air conditioners to re-circulate during spraying.

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