The Suffolk County Department of Public
Works will treat Ocean Beach, Seaview and Ocean Bay Park Wednesday evening, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., as part of its ongoing
annual effort to control the mosquito population.
The treatment will be a round spraying of Anvil (sumithrin).
For further information or to sign up for notification:
Suffolk County Division of Vector Control 631-852-4270
Spraying Information Hotline 631-852-4939
Although chances of experiencing any health effects
from spraying are quite low, the following common sense steps will help you
reduce possible exposure to pesticides before, during or after spraying.
Steps you should take:
Children and pregnant women should take care to avoid exposure when
practical. If possible, remain inside
or avoid the area whenever spraying takes place and for about 30 minutes after
spraying. Close windows and doors and
close the vents of window air-conditioning units to circulate indoor air or,
before spraying begins, turn them off.
Windows and air-conditioning vents can be reopened about 30 minutes
after spraying. If you come in direct
contact with pesticide spray, protect your eyes. If you get pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately rinse them
with water. Wash exposed skin. Wash clothes that come in direct contact
with spray separately from other laundry.
Consult your health care provider if you think you are experiencing
health effects from spraying.
Steps you may want to take: The materials used by Suffolk County vector control do not leave significant residues on surfaces, but exposure can be reduced even further. Pick homegrown fruits and vegetables you expect to eat soon before spraying takes place. Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables (in fact all produce) thoroughly with water before cooking or eating. Bring laundry and small toys inside before spraying begins. (Wash with detergent and water if exposed to pesticides during spraying.) Bring pet food and water dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds during the spray period to avoid direct exposure.