Reminder: Mosquito Spraying Set for Lindy on Thursday Night

Suffolk Health announced on Tuesday it'll conduct aerial spraying for West Nile virus on Thursday, August 2, 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 Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

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.

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



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NoBama NoCuomo August 03, 2012 at 10:52 AM
When this issue was initially brought to my attention as President of the Heer Park-Meridale Civics, I was concerned over the possibility of the membership in the affected areas not receiving notification. While the timeliness of the notifications may leave something to be desired, I have found through a polling of the members that the vast majority did receive notification of the spraying and the cancellations irrespective of their phone carrier. Through contact with the Suffolk County Vector Control office, I learned the notifications go out through the Office of Emergency Services which obtains the phone numbers from the local carriers. I also found the calls were very specific to the affected areas. In this latest application, the area was north of Montauk. I clearly noted how members south of Montauk did not receive notification. I suspect a good many of those complaining of having not received calls, do not live in the spray zone. I urge everyone to sign up for the CODE RED system which could help alleviate any missed notifications. You can visit suffolkcountyny.gov and follow the Vector Control link. I wish to thank the Patch for their coverage and all the civic members who responded to my inquiry.
M. Perrotta August 03, 2012 at 04:44 PM
It actually took 3 phone calls starting from June 19th to get some results regarding drains on S4th st .Lindenhurst Village finally sent a contractor to do thw work. Still haven't done anything about severe erosion ,so much sand has washed away.bulkheading needs to be shored up, and weeds never cut down all summer
M. Perrotta August 03, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Does that mean if you are south of Montauk on S4th below 3rd avenue ,you do not need spraying for mosquitoes? The map is confusing.
Sanford Sardo August 04, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I received ample notification of the scheduled spraying and later cancellation from Monday, and Thursday's spraying (I guess I went overboard with registering on the CodeRed website). I received a call on both home and cell, a text to cell, and there is also an iPhone app which will "push" notification with an alert sound. What I'm not sure I understand is, I sweated thru the night on Thursday with the windows and doors closed, but tonight, the mosquitos are still in abundance. What exactly did the spraying accomplish?
peach is August 06, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I did not receive any notiification, and since the spraying, mosquitoes still swarm us the minute we step out in our back yard!


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