Mosquito Spraying Slated for Parts of Eastern L.I.

The pesticide applications are to control mosquitoes which can spread the West Nile virus through their bites

Monday, Aug 13, 2012  |  Updated 10:49 PM EDT
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Mosquito Spraying Slated for Parts of Eastern L.I.

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Suffolk County health officials say ground spraying to control adult mosquito populations will be done on parts of Fire Island, East Hampton and Mount Sinai.

The pesticide applications are to control mosquitoes which can spread the West Nile virus through their bites.
 
Spraying of the pesticide anvil is scheduled for Tuesday on various streets, campgrounds, golf courses and recreation areas.
 
Newsday reports that officials say chances of experiencing medical problems from the spraying are low. However, residents may want to avoid exposure, particularly children and pregnant women, who are advised to stay inside during the treatment and for 30 minutes after it ends.

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