Monday, August 11, 2008

Skeeter spraying in Flushing tonight

DOH To Spray Queens Neighborhoods For West Nile - NY1

Weather permitting, the city will spray several Queens neighborhoods tonight in an effort to reduce mosquitoes and prevent any outbreak of West Nile virus.

From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. tomorrow, trucks will spray parts of Flushing, Fresh Meadows and surrounding neighborhoods, including Kissena Park, Flushing Cemetery and Saint Mary's Cemetery.

Health officials say although the pesticides are not toxic, they recommend staying indoors, setting air conditioners on "closed," and removing all children's toys from outdoor areas.

Officials say those who come in contact with pesticides should wash their skin and clothing thoroughly with soap and water.

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Anonymous said...

With all those precautions that DOH is recommending we should be taking, doesn't the spray material they're using sound toxic to you also?

Anonymous said...

jsut when i was finally starting to see monarch butterflies again. oh well.

Anonymous said...

Wow, when they sprayed Maspeth and Middle Village, they didn't give advanced notice. I found out that night when the police were around Juniper Park with a mega phone.

Anonymous said...

Geez, more chemicals.