Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's that time of year again!

It's the height of breeding season for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus, and Queens is in the thick of it.

But take heart. City health officials say they've gotten a grip on it. At the outset of the 10th mosquito season since the deadly virus first struck New York, the Health and Mental Hygiene Department is again taking measures to keep residents from being infected.

West Nile virus fight to be ramped up this summer

All catch basins in Queens and throughout the city will be treated with larvicide three times between June and August. In nonresidential areas inaccessible by ground, the larvicide will be sprayed aerially.

In Queens, Alley Pond Park's marsh areas, abandoned Flushing Airport and Dubos Point/Edgemere Park will be treated six times by helicopter between June 15 and Sept. 15.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I hate that spray.