Saturday, July 9, 2011
Mosquitos are getting worse in Rockaway
From the Daily News:
Mention summer in Rockaway and most people will conjure up carefree images of sunbathers and surfers.
But just a few short miles from the beaches, playgrounds sit empty and patio furniture is off-limits as summer has been hijacked by swarms of mosquitoes.
For years, local officials and the city have locked horns over the mosquito problem, which hits Bayswater, Arverne, Edgemere and other sections close to Jamaica Bay especially hard.
Decades ago, pesticides were used freely in parts of the Rockaways and elsewhere to control mosquitoes. But that was stopped due to environmental concerns and other issues.