Monday, June 11, 2012
Insecticide spraying this week in Queens
To control mosquitoes, the Health Department will apply larvicide by helicopter to marsh and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, the Bronx and Queens on Monday, June 11, Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13; between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Tuesday, June 12, Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 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.