The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of northeast and southeast Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus from Thursday, August 6 to Friday, August 7, and again from Monday, August 10 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., weather permitting.
The helicopter is treating only non-residential areas, the agency said.
To date, no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this season.
Still, during the summer months, mosquitos can breed in any still water that has been standing for more than five days.
With hot and wet weather conditions, the targeted areas can be home to a rise in mosquito populations.
Here are the areas that will be sprayed:
- Alley Pond Park (Marsh areas inside Alley Pond Park – areas bounded by Douglaston Parkway and 240th Street to the east; Northern Boulevard to the north; Cross Island Parkway and East Hampton Boulevard to the west; and Grand Central Parkway to the south)
- Linden Hill/College Point (Marsh areas bounded by Whitestone Expressway to the east; 20th Avenue to the north; 130th Avenue and Ulmer Street to the west; and Ulmer Street and 28th Street to the south)
- Kissena Park (Marsh areas bounded by 164th Street to the east; Oak Avenue and Rose Avenue to the north; and Kissena Boulevard to the west; and Booth Memorial Avenue to the south)