NYC Will Spray Pesticide Overnight in Southern Crown Heights/East Flatbush To Control Mosquito Born West Nile Virus

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will conduct an adulticide treatment in Brooklyn.

Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Brooklyn beginning on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 between the hours of 8:30 PM and 6:00 AM the following morning. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

The Health Department will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet® or MERUS® 3. The risks of pesticides applied by the Health Department for mosquito control are low to people and pets. Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.

To stay safe during spraying:

-Stay indoors, whenever possible.
-Air conditioners can remain on. While unnecessary, you may wish to close air conditioner vents, or choose the recirculate function.

After spraying:

-Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water.
-Always wash fruits and vegetables with water.

The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing water. New Yorkers are also encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes and take precautions when spending time outdoors.


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