Mosquito Treatment in Williamsburg, Other Parts of Brooklyn, Queens Thursday Night

By Hamodia Staff

The New York City Health Department will carry out a pesticide treatment in several areas of Brooklyn and Queens Thursday night, including the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The treatment is meant to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus.

In Williamsburg, the area within the following borders will be sprayed:

Washington Avenue to the West; Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the North; Marcy Avenue to the North-East and East; Lafayette Avenue to the South

The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Monday, September 25.

Other areas of Brooklyn that will be sprayed include parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill,       Brownsville and Bushwick. In Queens, parts of Cypress Hills, Glendale, Liberty Park, Ocean Hill, and Ridgewood will be treated.

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.

To Read The Full Story

Are you already a subscriber?
Click to log in!