Mosquito season is back, and the Health Department is stepping up its pesticide treatment in local marshes.
The Health Department is conducting a second aerial larviciding treatment to marshes and wetland areas throughout the city from Wednesday, July 17 to Friday, July 19, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In case of bad weather, application would be delayed to Friday, Monday and Tuesday.
The helicopter will treat only non-residential areas.
To date, no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this season, according to the Health Department.
The agency will use environmentally-friendly and EPA-approved “VectoLex® FG,” which contains naturally occurring bacteria and kills young mosquitos before they grow into adults.
The most effective way to control mosquitos, the department notes, is to eliminate standing water.
Here are the Queens areas that will be part of the aerial larviciding:
- Alley Pond Park – Alley Creek
- Linden Hill/College Point – Abandoned Flushing Airport
- Edgemere, Somerville – Dubos Point and Edgemere Park
- Brookville Park
- Kissena Park