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Mosquito spraying Thursday

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 1:06 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2019.

City trucks are set to spray for mosquitoes Thursday night, Sept. 5, in parts of central and South Queens.

The spraying will take place between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. in Kew Gardens, Woodhaven, Forest Park and parts of Briarwood, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said this week.

The spray trucks will use what the department described as “very low concentrations” of insecticide.

“The risks of pesticides applied by the Health Department for mosquito control are low to people and pets,” it said.

“Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.”

No matter what your sensitivities, officials recommend staying indoors, if possible, during spraying.

If it rains on the night of Sept. 5, spraying will be rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, or Tuesday, Sept. 10.

— Michael Shain

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