Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

 

    SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES NEWS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.

    Time and date of the application: June 11, 2013, 5:00 AM- 8:00 PM

    Method of application:  Low altitude, large droplet liquid application

    Name of Pesticide: Vectobac 12 AS (Bti)

    Approximate location(s):

    Marshes will be treated as shown:

    Town of Babylon

     

    Sore Thumb

     

    Oak Beach

     

    Oak Beach North

     

    West Gilgo

     

    Gilgo

     

    Cedar Beach

     

    Oak Island

     

    Ox/Helicopter Island

     

    Gilgo Island

     

     

    Town of Islip

     

    Robert Moses CG Station

     

    Clam Pond

     

    Captree Island East

     

    Gardiner Park

     

    Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

     

    Scully

     

    Seatuck NWR

     

    Islip Preserve

     

    Quintuck Creek

     

    Heckscher State Park

     

    Timber Point

     

    Idle Hour

     

    Pepperidge Hall

     

    Ludlows Creek

     

    West Oak Recreation

     

    West Sayville GC

     

    Namkee Creek

     

     

    Town of Brookhaven

     

    Sayville YC

     

    Stillman Creek

     

    Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

     

    Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

     

    Abets Creek

     

    Hedges Creek

     

    Lyman Marsh

     

    Bellport Bay

     

    Beaverdam Creek

     


     

    Fireplace Neck

     

    Wertheim NWR

     

    Manor of St. George

     

    Smith Point North

     

    Johns Neck Creek

     

    Mastic Beach

     

    Pattersquash Island

     

     

    Town of Southampton

     

    Stokes Poges

     

    Jagger Lane

     

    Moneybogue Bay

     

    Westhampton Dunes

     

    Dune Rd (Overton)

     

    Meadow Lane

     

    North Haven

     

    Iron Point

     

    North Sea

     

     

    Town of East Hampton

     

    Napeague

     

    Beach Hampton

     

    Accabonac Harbor

     

     

    Town of Riverhead

     

    Indian Island

     

    Overlook - Aquebogue

     

    Crescent Duck Farm

     

    Aquebogue Farm

     

    Millar Farm

     

    Union Ave

     

    Pier Avenue

     

     

    Town of Southold

     

    New Suffolk

     

    Great Hog Neck

     

    Kerwin Blvd.

     

    Pipes Neck Creek

     

    Pipes Cove

     

     

    Town of Smithtown

     

    Sunken Meadow

     

     

    The products used are registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits.

    No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity, according to an EPA assessment and Suffolk County’s own risk assessment plan.

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