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NYC Dept. of Health to spray for West Nile in Queens on Tuesday

Forest Hills, Bellerose and Douglaston among neighborhoods to be sprayed

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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 5:04 pm

The New York City Department of Health will spray a mosquito-killing pesticide throughout multiple Queens neighborhoods between 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 a.m. on Wednesday in order to reduce the risk of West Nile virus infections.

The first group of neighborhoods impacted by the pesticide spraying includes Corona, Forest Hills, Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills and Rego Park.

The mosquito-killing substance will be deployed in an area roughly ranging from the Grand Central Parkway to the south, Austin Street to the southwest, the Long Island Expressway to the north and Main Street to the east.

The second group of neighborhoods includes Bellerose, Douglaston, Little Neck and Glen Oaks.

The pesticide will be sprayed in an area roughly ranging from the Long Island Expressway and Van Zandt Avenue to the north, Springfield Boulevard to the west, Hillside Avenue to the south and Hewlett Street to the east.

The DOH is also warning people in those areas to stay indoors during the spraying of Anvil 10+10 and to close air conditioner vents to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to the synthetic pesticide.

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