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DOH to Spray Pesticides Near Crown Heights

The Department of Health has issued a warning to residents in parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan to stay indoors Wednesday night between 8:30pm and 6:00am while they will be spraying pesticides to reduce the number of mosquitoes and minimize the risk of West Nile Virus.

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 between the hours of 8:30pm and 6am the following morning, weather permitting.

In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, September 10, 2015 during the same hours.

The Neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations.

For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil 10+10, a synthetic pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. The Health Department recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure:

Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes

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#1 Comment By sw On September 9, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE RATS IN CROWN HEIGHTS AND ALL OVER BROOKLYN, THEY ARE ALL OVER.

#2 Comment By 723 On September 9, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

yes, true #1. The rat problem is really something which could be dealt with before it becomes a worse issue. they can spread disease, especially in a big city, chas vesholom.
so what can be done about this ???