The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus on Thursday, September 17 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Monday, September 21.
The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks of the pesticides for mosquito control are low to people and pets.
Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation or a rash.
To stay safe during spraying, residents are advised to stay indoors whenever possible. Air conditioners can remain on.
That area that will be sprayed is bordered byDutch Kills to the West; 47th Avenue, 43rd Street, Long Island Expressway, Woodhaven Boulevard, Metropolitan Avenue, Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway to the North; 164th Street to the East; and, Hillside Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, 69th Street, LIRR, Grand Avenue, Newtown Creek to the South.