The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to
treat salt marshes in the area of the Sayville Yacht Club today by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.
The spraying activity, which is also taking place in several county areas between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., involves low altitude, large droplet liquid applicaton of methoprene.
According to a press released issued by the county, the products used by vector control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required State and Federal permits.
The county said no precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.
For current and future notices and/or further information contact the Suffolk County Division of Vector Control at 631-852-4270. The Spraying Information Hotline is 631-852-4939.