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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:30 am

The city Health Department announced Tuesday that it would spray pesticides to remove the risk of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in two Queens locations on Thursday.

Communities to be sprayed include parts of Auburndale, Murray Hill, Pomonok and Queensboro Hill in the Flushing area and parts of Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Saint Albans.

Spraying will be conducted between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting. If it rains, the spraying will be postponed to Monday during the same time period.

For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil 10+10, a synthetic pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. Direct exposure could worsen these conditions.

The neighborhoods listed are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high mosquito populations.

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