Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Southern Queens is very buggy this year

From CBS News:

Beach areas in Queens hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and still recovering are dealing with a new issue this summer.

As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, some residents are scratching their heads over a lack of action against what they call a pest explosion.

“Right around sunset they come out and overwhelm you,” Hamilton Beach resident, Christopher Jones said.

“The mosquito problem down here is insane,” Michael Hussey added.

Residents said the only way to combat mosquitoes is to stay inside. Bug spray and citronella candles don’t work.

“Candles don’t do anything,” Jones said.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder walked the neighborhood on Bayview and Broadway with CBS2’s Baker and explained that conditions were ripe for breeding.

“In southern Queens we are surrounded by Jamaica Bay, Sandy damage still not repaired, we are a target for mosquito breeding and West Nile,” he said.

Goldfeder is pushing the Health Department to spray the area of Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, and Lindenwood.


Anonymous said...

Why have NY politicians become so reactionary in their duties to serve the public ? Can they not think ahead?

Anonymous said...

And isn't this a city issue not an Assembly issue???

Anonymous said...

Anon no. 2: It's an issue for all elected representatives, regardless of which body they sit in. If Goldfeder wasn't doing anything, some people (maybe you) would be complaining.

Anonymous said...

If John Gotti still lived there , the Mosquitos wouldn't stand a chance.
Rat-tat-tat-tat! Gotcha! C'mon...put outta contract on those pesky bugs!

Anonymous said...

Fuggetabout Gotti. Trump'll stop those pesky invaders at the border.

Anonymous said...

Get eaten by mosquitoes or breathe in poison. What a great choice.