To control mosquitoes, the Health Department will apply larvicide by helicopter to marsh and other non-residential areas of Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island next week. The spraying is scheduled for Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until the next day during the same hours. While three days are allotted for this activity, the application may be completed in less time.
The areas to be treated appear below. These are marshy, natural areas, which are common breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Due to their size and inaccessibility by ground vehicles, these areas will be treated with larvicide from a low-flying helicopter.