Jul 28, 2014

Reminder: Ground Treatment for West Nile Virus Continues

Areas in E. Garden City to be treated Monday and Tuesday evenings, weather permitting.

West Nile Virus treatment continues Monday evening in the E. Garden City area, according to the Nassau County Department of Health.

Positive test results for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus found in a trap in Mineola and three other test sites last week prompted the treatment, according to the Nassau County Department of Health. Further, 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 also recommend that localized truck treatment of adulticide continue at targeted areas, according to a press release the health department issued Monday afternoon.

"This recommendation is based on the persistent presence of West Nile virus and mosquito activity at these locations," the release stated.


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Weather permitting, the areas of Salisbury, East Meadow, East Garden City, New Cassel and Westbury will be ground treated by truck this evening:

  • 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

Treatment intended for Wednesday, July 18, had to be scheduled due to the weather and will now take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24, in the areas of Old Westbury, Garden City, Albertson, Westbury, Salisbury, Carle Place, Williston Park, Roslyn Heights, East Garden City, East Williston and Mineola.

The two areas to receive adulticide application by truck Tuesday are within the following borders:

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

Spraying is expected between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The Scourge pesticide being used contains 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.

For mosquito, stagnant water or drainage problems, call the Nassau County Department of Public Works at 572-1166 weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For additional information, call the West Nile Virus Spray Hotline at 1-888-844-8657 or visit the Nassau County Department of Health website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/health.

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