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July 19, 2012

Ground Treatment for West Nile Virus to Begin
in Nassau County on Thursday, Monday and Tuesday, July 19th, 23rd and 24th

PDF File Ground Spraying Map July 19
            Treatment Completed
PDF File Ground Spraying Map July 23 PDF File Ground Spraying Map July 24
PDF File West Nile Questions & Answers PDF File Scourge MSDS  

Uniondale, NY - Based on the current mosquito trap data and consistent with the 2012 Nassau County Mosquito Control Plan, the Nassau County Departments of Health and Public Works have recommended that localized truck treatment of adulticide occur at targeted areas in the County.  This recommendation is based on the persistent presence of West Nile virus and mosquito activity at these locations.

Weather permitting the current schedule for ground treatment by truck is as follows:

* Treatment Completed * - Thursday, July 19th, 7 PM through 2 AM – Sections of Salisbury, East Meadow, East Garden City, Garden City, Hempstead, and Uniondale.  Adulticide application by truck will be conducted and bounded by the following geographical areas:

Old Country Road on the North
Hempstead Turnpike on the South
Merrick Avenue on the East
Washington Avenue on the West

Monday, July 23rd, 7 PM through 2 AM – Salisbury, East Meadow, East Garden City, New Cassel and Westbury.  Adulticide application by truck will be conducted and bounded by the following geographical areas:

Maple Avenue to Union Avenue to Prospect Avenue on the North
Hempstead Turnpike on the South
Bond Street to Carman Avenue on the East
Merrick Avenue to Post Avenue on the West

Tuesday, July 24th, 7 PM through 2 AM –Sections of Old Westbury, Garden City, Albertson, Westbury, Salisbury, Carle Place, Williston Park, Roslyn Heights, East Garden City, East Williston and Mineola.  Adulticide application by truck will be conducted and bounded by the two following geographical areas:

Area 1:

I.U. Willets on the North
Old Country Road on the South
Glen Cove Road on the East
Willis Avenue on the West

Area 2:

Westbury Avenue on the North
Old Country Road on the South
Post Avenue on the East
Glen Cove Road on the West

Alternate/Rain Date:  Wednesday 25th.
Maps of the areas to be treated can be found on the Department of Health web site at:  http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Health/index.html

When:
Weather permitting, the planned schedule for ground treatment will be on Wednesday, July 18th, Thursday, July 19th and Monday, July 23rd beginning at 7 P.M. and ending no later than 2 A.M.

 What: Scourge is a pesticide containing resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide. Resmethrin is a man-made pyrethroid insecticide that can also be found in other pesticide products used indoors and on pets to control ticks and other insects, such as fleas and ants. Piperonyl butoxide does not directly kill insects on its own, but acts to increase the ability of resmethrin to kill insects. These active ingredients are dissolved in a petroleum solvent.

Health Effects: The chance of experiencing any health effects from the use of Scourge to control mosquitoes is quite low. As with any pesticide, individuals may want to reduce or eliminate exposure.

To Reduce Exposure: The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) do not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control treatment. Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment and for about 30 minutes afterwards. In addition, individuals may minimize exposure by:

  • Keeping windows and doors shut, setting air conditioners to re-circulate if able. Turn window fans off.
  • Keeping children's toys indoors.
  • Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.
  • Covering fishponds during the spray period.

Since the effects of the ground treatment dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use, although doing so will not diminish the effectiveness of the pesticide applied.

For additional information: Please call the West Nile Virus Treatment Hotline at 1-888-844-8657 on the days that treatment is scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM through Midnight. You may also visit the Nassau County Department of Health website at:  http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Health/index.html