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What's Worse: Mosquitoes or Spraying?

West Nile virus has been found in Lindenhurst mosquitoes again this year, and Suffolk County will be spraying this area on August 1. Which concerns you more, Lindy?

Suffolk County has seen an testing positive for the West Nile virus this year.

To date, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, a whopping 77 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus, plus eight birds.

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.

To combat the spread of mosquitoes and the virus, the County has been spraying Fire Island quite frequesntly, and .

The aerial pesticide application on has been rescheduled to . This marks the first time this inland area is being sprayed since last Summer.

Among the residents and readers of Lindenhurst Patch, the reaction is mixed.

Some have commented the are terrible this year, and Lindenhurst needs to be sprayed.

Others have said they don't want the pesticide to be sprayed, and noted they're more concerned about the side effects.

So, Lindy, what do you think?

Are you more concerned about the mosquitoes or the spraying?

Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.



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picsweet August 01, 2012 at 08:31 PM
if i remember from school every insect/animal has an enemy. i think the enemy for the mosquitoes is the lady bug (i think) I see lots of mosquitoes and no lady bugs anymore so i think we should exhaust all options before using a chemical pesticide. Newsday recently reported that the mosquitoe pesticide was found in large amounts in lobsters off the long island sound from long island all the way to Conn. and many lobster were turning up dead or sickly. i pick the lady bug!
Margaret August 02, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I heard this was taking place on Aug. 2nd at around 7:00p.m. Could you please let me know if the town sprayed last night or is it going to happen tonight. Thank you.
Barbara Capella Loehr August 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Here's the latest update about the spraying, which is scheduled for tonight, August 2: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/reminder-mosquito-spraying-set-for-lindenhurst-tonight
M. Perrotta August 03, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Was there any spraying for mosquitoes last night ? We live south of Montauk and didn't notice any spraying going on.
Barbara Capella Loehr August 03, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Here's the information about last night's spraying:http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/reminder-mosquito-spraying-set-for-lindenhurst-tonight. There's a map and a description of the area that was sprayed.


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