To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in the following parts of Queens on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, between the hours of 8:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, spraying will be delayed until the night of July 28 during the same hours.
While the virus has been detected in mosquitoes in New York City, no human cases of West Nile virus have been identified this season.
Neighborhoods:Parts of Pomonok, Queensboro Hill, Kissena Park, Murray Hill, Fresh Meadows, Flushing Cemetery and Saint Mary’s Cemetery
Boundaries:Bordered by 188th Street, Long Island Expressway, Utopia Parkway to the East; 160th Street, Parsons Boulevard, 45th Avenue, Kissena Boulevard, Elder Avenue, Main Street, Dahlia Avenue, Blossom Avenue, College Point Boulevard, and Crommelin Street to the North; Booth Memorial Avenue and Main Street to the West; and Jewel Avenue to the South.
Zip Codes:11355, 11358, 11365, 11367
For this spraying, the Health Department will use a very low rate of Anvil®, a synthetic pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health, but the Health Department recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure:
• Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions especially are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions.
• Air conditioners may remain on. But if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function.
• Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again.
• Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.
Proposed spraying area: