The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will be spraying pesticides tonight in Oak Beach starting at 7:30 p.m. in an effort to prevent more mosquitoes from entering our area.
Less than a week after in nearby West Babylon, the SCDHS will be spraying along all streets in Oak Beach starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. The pesticide, Scourge, will be applied by ground spraying using ultra low volume aerosol in all areas except buffer areas adjacent to wetlands.
Spraying is expected to be finished by 11:30 p.m.
The SCDHS advises residents of these areas to do the following:
- Children and pregnant women should avoid any exposure.
- All people should remain indoors until 30 minutes after spraying has finished.
- Close windows and air vents to your home to avoid pesticides from being sucked indoors.
- Pick any homegrown fruits or vegetables before spraying and rinse thoroughly.
- Bring pet dishes such as bowls indoors during the spraying and cover any fish ponds.
- If you do come into contact with pesticide, wash area thoroughly with water.
Further questions may be directed to the SC Division of Vector Control at (631) 852-4270 or the Spraying Information Hotline at (631) 852-4939.