Suffolk to spray for mosquito control

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Ground spraying to control adult mosquito populations on parts of Fire Island, East Hampton and Mount Sinai is scheduled for Tuesday, Suffolk County health officials said.

The pesticide applications are designed to control mosquitoes, which through bites can spread the West Nile virus.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said ground spraying of the pesticide anvil will be on all streets in Davis Park and Point O'Woods on Fire Island from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Spraying of anvil in East Hampton is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will cover campgrounds, golf course and recreation areas, the department said.

Golf courses and recreation areas at Cedar Beach Town Park in Babylon will be treated with resmethrin from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Chances of experiencing medical problems because of the applications are low, health officials said, but residents may want to avoid exposure, with children and pregnant women especially advised to stay indoors during the treatment and for 30 minutes after.

More information is available through the Suffolk County Division of Vector Control at 631-852-4270, the county's spraying information hotline at 631-852-4939 or by checking the "vector control" section of the health department's website at suffolkcountyny.gov/health.

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