Reminder: Mosquito Spraying Set for Lindy on Monday Night

Suffolk Health announced on Friday it'll conduct aerial spraying for West Nile virus on Monday, July 30, in Lindenhurst, West Babylon, Amityville and Copiague.

Tonight Suffolk County will be spraying for mosquitoes in much of Town, including Lindenhurst, West Babylon, Amityville and Copiague.

The application of the pesticide - an ultra-low volume aerosol called resmethrin (Scourge), according to Suffolk County Department of Health Services - will be applied via aircraft on Monday starting at 7:30 p.m.

It's expected to last until 11:30 p.m.

The area affected will be in a block bordered by Montauk Highway to the South, Broadway/Route 110 to the West, the Southern State Parkway to the North and Little East Neck Road to the East.

This comes on the heels of mosquito samples testing postive for West Nile virus in and earlier in July. And it comes after there was no scheduled spraying in Lindenhurst or the surrounding inland area.

The samples in Lindenhurst and West Babylon 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.

Read more about the scheduled spraying and the precautions that the SCDHS recommends .



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lindy resident July 30, 2012 at 05:52 PM
funny they dont go spraying down near the water where there are alot of stagnant water and perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos what waste
Rider July 31, 2012 at 01:33 AM
In another article on this website it says the spraying has been cancelled. Which one is it?
Barbara Capella Loehr July 31, 2012 at 02:21 AM
This article was current until the SCDHS announced the spraying was canceled late on Monday. Here's that breaking news story, which has the most up-to-date information: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/officials-tonight-s-mosquito-spraying-canceled
Kurt July 31, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This should be illegal. The risks from spraying are far greater than the benefits. SO far there has not been a single case of West Nile in New York this year, yet we are going to allow them to spray chemicals over our property? Chemicals which may be carcinogenic, and are believed to have killed off all of the lobster in Long Island sound? They do not have the right to spray my house. My wife is pregnant, about to give birth, and I have gone out of my way to keep an organic garden. So much for that idea. It will no longer be organic after they spray my house.
Rider August 01, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Thanks for the clarification. It is appreciated that you tried to give notice about the spraying. I'll be looking for your notice if and when it occurs in the future.


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