Mosquito Spraying at Sunken Meadow Marshes Thursday

Area to be treated with pesticide to control mosquito larvae.


A low flying helicopter will sweep over saltwater marshes in Sunken Meadow State Park on Thursday to spray pesticides over mosquitoes' breeding grounds.

The pesticide application will be conducted by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control using the larvicide Vectobac 12As.

According to Vector Control, Vectobac 12As contains naturally occurring bacteria.

"The product is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits," reads a county statement.

The county is not recommending that residents take any precautions before the spraying, saying that human exposure is unlikely and the larvicide has no significant human toxicity.

If spraying cannot be completed on Thursday due to weather, the work will continue on Friday, according to the county.

GLENN August 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
More chemicals that harm us and do almost nothing to the bug.
Jim August 09, 2012 at 08:12 PM
did u read the article
GLENN August 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM
No I didnt read it. I just know that it doesnt have to be sprayed on a person it is in our air now, our water, our soil....Do you have a IQ or did the chemicals lower it? The wind blows it, it gets into our water, they have been spraying for years and it doesnt work...but someone gets big $$$ to spray...follow the $$$$
Brian Whitehurst August 10, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Yeay! Please take a pass over my house. I'll take the Vectobac over the mosquitoes & West Nile. Annmarie, your water (if you do drink tap water) comes from aquifer wells 600' to 2000' deep. No one wants pollution. But you can feel safe that ground treatments are not making it into your tap water.
Jim August 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
natural bacterias annmarie, no need for stupidity
John Gruber August 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
her comments reached stupidity around the same time she was telling us the TSA is useless and full of sexual predators who only try to grope you and that only republicans clean up after themselves
Get my violin August 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM
If all you people think that the crap they are spraying is not harming you good luck. Am is right don't believe it check local hospitals & doctors office around the spraying the numbers of asthma rashes and other respiratory problems go up greatly.
GLENN August 11, 2012 at 01:15 AM
JIM, you need to adjust your meds. Natural Oh please, is that the best you can come up with? No one is buying your chemicals are great line anymore. Hey idiots listen up, they spray tots,cars, house people touch things ingest it.....Now go sheepel get your cancer....LOL!
GLENN August 11, 2012 at 01:17 AM
spraying chemicals is not healthy....see you learned something new today....
John Gruber August 11, 2012 at 01:17 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/dallas-county-allows-aerial-spraying-1st-time-decades-052909122.html 'nuff said


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