The city will be spraying pesticides in a section of Southern Queens to reduce mosquito activity and with them, the risk of West Nile virus.
The Department of Health will spray pesticide from trucks mainly in Howard Beach and Lindenwood, but also a small section of Ozone Park beginning on Wednesday night, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. and continuing until Thursday morning at 6 a.m., weather permitting.
The area that will be sprayed is within the ZIP codes of 11414 and 11417 and bordered by South Conduit Avenue to the north, 78th Steet and Spring Creek on the Brooklyn border to the west, Jamaica Bay to the south and the A train subway line to the east.
These neighborhoods are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high and/or increasing mosquito populations.
In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, Aug. 9 during the same hours.