Thursday, September 4, 2008

West Nile Spraying Set For Thursday In Nassau

On Thursday evening the Nassau County Department of Public Works will begin aerial and ground spraying in parts of Nassau County to help control mosquitoes which may be carrying the West Nile virus.

“Recent surveillance data has demonstrated an increased threat of West Nile virus. Experts from the New York State Department of Health have advised us that the risk to the public’s health warrants the application of adulticide in certain areas of the county. We will also continue our larvicide mosquito control program and remind residents to continue to take personal protective measures,” Nassau County Commissioner of Health Maria Torroella Carney said.

Helicopters will spray along the Long Island Expressway, Southern State Parkway, Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway and Queens boundaries. Trucks will spray in the communities of Woodmere and Glen Head.

Spraying will continue on Thursday and Friday, beginning at dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, and continuing throughout the evening. Based on weather conditions, spraying may continue next week.

(Source: WCBSTV)

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