The spraying for mosquitoes will take place on Thursday night according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
The application of the pesticide - an ultra-low volume aerosol called resmethrin (Scourge), according to SCDHS - will be applied via aircraft on starting at 7:30 p.m.
It's expected to last until 11:30 p.m., the SCDHS said.
The spraying will happen on all streets in an area bounded on the South by Montauk Highway, on the West by Broadway and Route 110, on the North by the Southern State Parkway and on the East by Little East Neck Road, officials noted.
The health agency said the chances of experiencing health effects from spraying are low, but advised residents to take precautions and extra steps to avoid exposure before, during or after the aerial spraying.
The SCDHS recommended residents of these areas to do the following:
- Children and pregnant women should avoid any exposure.
- All people should remain indoors until 30 minutes after spraying has finished.
- Close windows and air vents to your home to avoid pesticides from being sucked indoors.
- Pick any homegrown fruits or vegetables before spraying and rinse thoroughly.
- Bring pet dishes such as bowls indoors during the spraying, and cover any fish ponds.
- If you do come into contact with pesticide, then wash area thoroughly with water.
Further questions could be directed to the Suffolk County Division of Vector Control at 631-852-4270 or the Spraying Information Hotline at 631-852-4939.
West Nile in the Area
This comes after the County a aerial pesticide application on , July 30. This application for this inland area after mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus in and earlier in July.
These samples are now part of 77 mosquito samples and eight birds that have tested positive for the virus to date, according to the SCDHS.
No equine cases have been reported; however, New York state is currently investigating one human case that's being considered as probable for West Nile virus.
The individual, said the SCDHS, was hospitalized for several days and has fully recovered. Confirmation of West Nile virus will be dependent on the results of further testing, health officials said.