To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Northern Queens on Thursday, Aug. 29, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting.
In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 3, during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high mosquito populations.
Areas to be sprayed include parts of Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis Hills and Queens Village.
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.
For added protection, the DOH recommends staying indoors during spraying. People with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions. Air conditioners may remain on, however, to reduce indoor exposure, set vent to closed position.positionfunction.
Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying.
Air conditioners may remain on, however, if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function.
Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again.
Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water