Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

John J. Flanagan

June 10, 2013

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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