Suffolk County will spray parts of the town Thursday evening to
eradicate mosquitoes that might be carrying the West Nile virus.
The aerial spraying is scheduled for 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., the Suffolk County Health Department said.
from the Suffolk County of Works will spray parts of Elwood, Greenlawn
and East Northport, including: an area bounded on the south by Little
Plains Road, Elwood Road and Jericho Turnpike; on the west by Greenlawn
Broadway, on the north by the Long Island Rail Road and on the east by
Town Line Road.
The Health Department said the workers be using an ultra-low-volume aerosol of the pesticide Scourge (resmethrin).
safety's sake, the department said children and pregnant women should
avoid exposure. If possible, remain inside or avoid the area whenever
spraying takes place and for about 30 minutes afterward; Close windows
and doors and close the vents of window air-conditioning units to
circulate indoor air or, before spraying begins, turn them off. Windows
and air-conditioning vents can be reopened about 30 minutes after
If you come in direct contact with pesticide spray,
protect your eyes. If you get pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately
rinse them with water. Wash exposed skin. Wash clothes that come in
direct contact with spray separately from other laundry.
also said residents might want to rinse homegrown fruits and
vegetables thoroughly with water before cooking or eating; bring
laundry and small toys inside before spraying begins; Bring pet food
and water dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds.