The Health Department is conducting yet another round of aerial larviciding treatment to parts of eastern Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus.
It’s at least the third round of mosquito spray being applied to the area.
The aerial larviciding will take place on Thursday, August 20 between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.
In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Monday, August 24.
The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks of the pesticides for mosquito control are low to people and pets.
Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation or a rash.
To stay safe during spraying, residents are advised to stay indoors whenever possible. Air conditioners can remain on.
That area that will be sprayed is bordered by 188th Street, Grand Central Parkway, 164th Street, Hillside Avenue, and 181st Street to the West; Long Island Expressway to the North; Nassau-Queens County Boundary to the East; and Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway, Francis Lewis Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue to the South.
That includes parts of Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica Hills, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens.