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Town of Riverhead

 
Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Notification for June 6 and June 7
 
Posted on Wednesday June 06, 2018
 
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued on the next suitable day.

Time and date of the application: June 6-7, 2018, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Method of application: Low altitude, granular application
Name of Pesticide: VectoBac12AS (Bti – Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) EPA Reg. #73049-38 and Altosid Liquid Larvicide Concentrate (Methoprene) EPA Reg. #2724-446

The products used by Vector Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits.

No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.

For current and future notices and/or further information:
? Suffolk County Division of Vector Control 631-852-4270
? Suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/PublicWorks/VectorMosquitoControl
? Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan
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