Health Department to Spray Pesticides in Brooklyn to Reduce Mosquitoes

By Hamodia Staff

Map of neighborhoods scheduled to be sprayed for mosquitoes between 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. (Click map to enlarge)

BROOKLYN — The New York City Health Department will spray areas of Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, to eliminate mosquitoes in order to reduce the risk of West Nile virus.

The neighborhoods to be sprayed are parts of Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Fort Hamilton, Mapleton, and New Utrecht.

Trucks will spray pesticides between 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. In case of inclement weather, the application will be delayed until Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

Very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet® or MERUS® 3 will be used. The risks of these pesticides to people and pets are low, although some people who are sensitive to the ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.

It is advised to stay indoors, and air conditioners can remain running during the spray period.

If affected by the spray, it is advised to wash the skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.

New Yorkers are also encouraged to eliminate any standing water, which is the most effective way to reduce mosquitoes, and to take precautions when spending time outdoors, such as using an approved insect repellent.

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