The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of central Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus on Tuesday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Wednesday, August 19.
The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks of the pesticides for mosquito control are low to people and pets.
Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation or a rash.
To stay safe during spraying, residents are advised to stay indoors whenever possible. Air conditioners can remain on.
That area that will be sprayed is bordered by 64th Street, Mount Olivet Circle, Metropolitan Avenue, LIRR, 78th Place, Myrtle Avenue, Forest Park Drive, and Forest Parkway to the West; Long Island Expressway, Queens Boulevard, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Boulevard, Metropolitan Avenue, and Union Turnpike to the North; Van Wyck Expressway to the East; and, Jamaica Avenue, 107th Street, Atlantic Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, and Jamaica Avenue to the South.