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Pesticides Aimed at Reducing Mosquitoes to be Sprayed in Central Queens Thursday Night

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Sept. 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The city will begin spraying pesticides to keep the number of mosquitoes at bay in sections of Corona, Flushing, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, QueensBoro Hill, and Rego Park Thursday night.

The spraying will begin at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, and will continue until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, according to the NYC Department of Health (DOH). However, the spraying could be delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 8 if there is inclement weather.

The spraying will occur in parts of the 11355, 11367, 11368, 11374, and 11375 zip codes in an area that roughly goes from Junction Boulevard to Queens Boulevard.

The health department said it will be spraying very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10 and DeltaGard® from trucks to reduce mosquito activity and combat the risk of West Nile virus.

The pesticides present low risk to people and pets, but some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short term eye or throat irritation, or a rash, according to the agency. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.

The DOH recommends area residents to stay indoors whenever possible during spraying. While unnecessary, residents who wish to can shut their air conditioner vents or choose the recirculate function.

Skin and clothing exposed to pesticides should be washed with soap and water, while fruits and vegetables should be washed with water.

For more information, visit the DOH’s page on mosquitoes.

(DOH)

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George

So are there actually any cases of west nile virus, or is this someones bribe for a govt contract paying off. Why these areas only?

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