Mosquito Larvae Treatment

Application for July 9-11 6:00AM – 6:00PM



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                    

July 8, 2024

CONTACT: Grace Kelly-McGovern

631-854-0095, 631-219-9592

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: July 9 – 11, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Method of application:  Low altitude helicopter, granular application

Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG [Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid (Methoprene)] EPA# 73049-501

Approximate location(s):

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes” Marshes marked as “Pending” will be rechecked and added, as required:

Town of BabylonTreat?Town of Brookhaven (cont.)Treat?
Sore Thumb Fireplace NeckYes
Oak Beach Wertheim NWRPending
West GilgoYesManor of St. George 
GilgoYesSmith PointYes
Cedar BeachYesJohns Neck CreekYes
Cedar Beach Golf Course Mastic BeachYes
Oak IslandYesMoriches – Crystal BrookYes
Ox/Helicopter Island Town of Southampton 
Gilgo Island Stokes Poges 
Town of Islip Jagger LaneYes
Robert Moses CG Station Apacuck PointYes
Clam Pond Moneybogue BayYes
Captree Westhampton Dunes 
Gardiner ParkYesDune Rd (Overton) 
Admiralty/IsbrandtsenYesMeadow LaneYes
ScullyYesNorth Haven 
Seatuck NWR Iron PointYes
Islip PreserveYesNorth SeaYes
Quintuck CreekYesTown of East Hampton 
Heckscher State ParkYesCedar Pt Co ParkYes
Timber Point NapeagueYes
Idle HourYesBeach HamptonYes
Pepperidge HallYesAccabonac HarborYes
Ludlows CreekYesTown of Riverhead 
West Oak RecreationYesIndian IslandYes
West Sayville GC Overlook – AquebogueYes
Namkee Creek Crescent Duck FarmYes
Town of Brookhaven Aquebogue FarmYes
Sayville YCYesMillar FarmYes
Stillman CreekYesUnion AveYes
Grove AveYesPier AvenueYes
Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)YesTown of Southold 
Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)YesNew SuffolkYes
Abets CreekYesGreat Hog NeckYes
Hedges CreekYesKerwin Blvd.Yes
Lyman MarshYesPipes Neck CreekYes
Bellport Bay Pipes CoveYes
Beaverdam CreekYesPoint O’WoodsYes

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.  

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