Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

John J. Flanagan

June 10, 2013



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.

For current and future notices and/or further information: