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.