City to spray for mosquitoes in Brooklyn this week

Mosquito spray season in New York is in full swing, this time in four different boroughs this week.

Health Department trucks will spray pesticides in parts of Brooklyn and Queens on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. The trucks will then spray parts of the Bronx and Manhattan on Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather, spraying will take place on September 14 in Brooklyn and Queens and September 19 in the Bronx and Manhattan.

The Department of Health will spray in Brooklyn in the following parts of Broadway Triangle, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Williamsburg:

  • Bordered by Newtown Creek, Scott Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue, Himrod Street, Wyckoff Avenue to the north;
  • Cornelia Street to the east;
  • Broadway, Union Avenue, North 12 Street south;
  • and East River to the west.

The Health Department will also be spraying parts of Brooklyn and Queens in the following parts of Broadway Junction, Bushwick, City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Liberty Park, Lindenwood, Little Guyana , Old Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Wakefield and Woodhaven:

  • Bordered by cemetery boundaries, Forest Park Drive, 76 Street, Rockaway Boulevard, Liberty Avenue to the north;
  • Van Wyck Highway to the east;
  • Belt Parkway, Railroad, Jamaica Bay, Old Mill Creek, Belt Park to the south;
  • and Hendrix Creek, Schenck Avenue, Blake Avenue, Cleveland Street, Atlantic Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Bushwick Avenue
  • West.

spray areas

The Health Department will spray in the Bronx in the following parts of Bedford Park, Belmont, Fieldston, Fordham Manor, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Mosholu, North Riverdale, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village and Woodlawn Heights:

  • Bordered by the Westchester County border to the north;
  • Webster Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, Southern Boulevard to the east;
  • East 180 Street, Webster Avenue, East 194 Street, West and East Kingsbridge Road, Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the south;
  • and Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue to the west.

bronx spray areas

The Department of Health will also be spraying in Manhattan in the following parts of Bloomingdale’s, Carnegie Hill, Central Park, Central Harlem, East Harlem, Fort George, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hudson Heights, Lincoln Square, Little Dominican Republic, Manhattan Village, Manhattanville , Morningside Heights, Spanish Harlem, Striver’s Row, Sugar Hill, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights and West Harlem:

  • Bordered by Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the north;
  • Harlem River, East 102 Street, Park Avenue east;
  • West and East 57 Streets south;
  • Hudson River to the west.

manhattan spray map

Throughout the duration of the spray, the Department of Health will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet®. Pesticide risks are low for people and pets, but some people sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory problems may also be affected.

The Health Department encourages New York residents to protect their homes from mosquitoes and take precautions when spending time outdoors, and reminds them that the best way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate all backwater. Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three), or products containing the active ingredient IR3535.

New Yorkers are encouraged to remove any standing water from homes and ensure gutters are clean and drain properly. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs and should be empty or covered when not in use, and drain water that collects in pool covers. Make sure house windows have screens and replace damaged or torn screens.

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[Maps via NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene]

Editor’s Note: A version of this story originally appeared in amNY. Click here to see the original story.

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