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Suffolk salt marshes to be sprayed to control mosquitoes

In this undated file photo provided by the

In this undated file photo provided by the USDA, an aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin. Credit: AP

A number of Suffolk County salt marshes will be sprayed Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in an effort to control mosquito larvae, the first such treatment of the season, the county health department said Monday.

No precautions are suggested as "the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas," health officials said in a release.

Plus, the pesticide to be used, Vectobac 12AS, has "no significant human toxicity," officials said, and "human exposure from this operation is unlikely."

The treatment is weather-permitting and could be carried over to another day.

For more information, see www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PublicHealth/PreventiveServices/PesticideApplicationNotification.aspx

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