The Ministry of Health will spray Bklyn on Tuesday to reduce mosquitoes

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Department of Health intends to spray adulticide treatments in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

The Department of Health will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet® or MERUS® 3.

Trucks will spray mosquito repellent pesticides in Brooklyn neighborhoods starting Tuesday, August 23.

Trucks will spray sections of Brooklyn with pesticides starting Tuesday, August 23, between 8:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next morning.

In case of bad weather, the application will be postponed to Wednesday August 24th.

Pesticide spray locations in Brooklyn for August 23:

Neighborhoods Borders ZIP Codes
Parts of Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. Bordered by 86 Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 65 Street, New Utrecht Avenue, 72 Street, Avenue O, West 6 Street, Kings Highway to the north; Ocean Parkway, Avenue W, Shell Road, Belt Parkway, East 15 Street, Sheepshead Bay to the east; the Atlantic Ocean and Gravesend Bay to the south; and New York Harbor to the west. Parts of 11204, 11209, 11214, 11219, 11223, 11224, 11228, 11229 and 11235
Truck spray locations in Brooklyn for August 23.

Trucks will also be spraying sections of Staten Island starting Thursday, Aug. 25, between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning.

In case of bad weather, the application will be postponed to Monday, August 29, 2022.

Locations of truck spray areas on Staten Island for August 25:

Neighborhoods Borders ZIP Codes
Parts of Arlington, Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Chelsea, Elm Park, Graniteville, Hartland Village, Manor Heights, Mariners Harbour, Mid Island, New Springville, Old Place and Travis. Bordered by Newark Bay, Port Richmond Avenue, Walker Street, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Expressway and Staten Island Expressway to the north; Richmond Parkway to the east; La Tourette Park & ​​Golf Course Boundary and Richmond Creek to the south; and the New Jersey-New York border to the west. Parts of 10303 and 10314
Locations of truck spray areas in Staten Island for August 25.

The risks of pesticides applied by the Department of Health for mosquito control are low for people and pets.

Some people who are sensitive to the ingredients in the spray may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory problems may also be affected.

To stay safe while spraying mosquitoes:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible.
  • Air conditioners can stay on.
  • Although not necessary, you can close the air conditioner vents or choose the recirculation feature.

The risks of pesticides applied by the Department of Health for mosquito control are low for people and pets.

Some people who are sensitive to the ingredients in the spray may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory problems may also be affected.

After spraying:

  • Wash pesticide-exposed skin and clothing with soap and water.
  • Always wash fruits and vegetables with water.

The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to remove any standing water. New Yorkers are also encouraged to protect their homes from mosquitoes and take precautions when spending time outdoors.

Reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under 3), or products containing the active ingredient IR3535.
  • Make sure windows have screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
  • Remove any standing water from your property and discard containers that can collect water. Standing water is a violation of the New York City health code.
  • Make sure the gutters are clean and well drained.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty or covered when not in use. Empty the water that accumulates in the pool covers.

Report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov/health/wnv. For more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.

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