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June 17th, 2019 – From June 18th through June 20th from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued on the next suitable day. Please review the below information to view how this treatment may be applied in or around our area.

Time and date of the application: June 18-20, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Method of application: Low altitude, granular application.
Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG [Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid (Methoprene)] EPA# 73049-501


Approximate Town of Islip location(s):
  • Robert Moses CG Station
  • Clam Pond
  • Gardiner Park
  • Scully
  • Seatuck NWR (Pending)
  • Islip Preserve
  • Quintuck Creek
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Idle Hour
  • Ludlows Creek
  • West Oak Recreation
  • West Sayville GC


The products used by Vector Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits.

No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.

For current and future notices and/or further information, please contact:

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