Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services




    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




    Cedar Beach


    Oak Island


    Ox/Helicopter Island


    Gilgo Island



    Town of Islip


    Robert Moses CG Station


    Clam Pond


    Captree Island East


    Gardiner Park






    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




    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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