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Suffolk conducts Fire Island ground spraying for mosquitoes

Suffolk County is planning ground spraying Tuesday, weather

Suffolk County is planning ground spraying Tuesday, weather permitting, in its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes, health officials said. Photo Credit: Science Source Images

Suffolk health officials announced they will conduct ground spraying of all streets of Davis Park and Point O'Woods on Fire Island on Tuesday to control mosquitoes.

The county Department of Public Works is scheduled to spray the pesticide between 6 and 10 p.m.

Officials advise pregnant women and children in particular to remain inside with windows, doors and air conditioning vents closed during spraying, and for up to 30 minutes afterward. Anyone exposed to the pesticide spray should rinse eyes and skin with water and wash any clothes that may have come in contact with the spray separately from other laundry.

For more information call Suffolk County Division of Vector Control at 631-852-4270 or the Spraying Information Hotline at 631-852-4939 or visit http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PublicHealth/PreventiveServices/PesticideApplicationNotification.aspx.

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