The City Department of Health will be spraying portions of Ozone Park and South Ozone Park for mosquitoes on Thursday, Sept. 6 at night in an effort to reduce the risk of West Nile virus and mosquito activity.
The spraying will be done between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday night in the ZIP codes of 11416, 11417, 11419 and 11420, in an area bordered by 97th Avenue, 93rd Street and Liberty Avenue to the north; 76th Street to the west; North Conduit Avenue to the south and Lefferts Boulevard to the east. The spraying will be done from trucks. The area was singled out due to increased mosquito activity.
The spraying will be done weather permitting. In the event of rain, the work will be postponed until Monday, Sept. 10.
Though the Department of Health says there is no risk to humans from the pesticides being used, it is asking the public to take some precautions including limiting being outdoors during spraying, removing outdoor objects when possible or washing them after spraying and closing air conditioning vents.