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Sunnyside to be sprayed with pesticides to combat mosquitos Thursday

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July 19, 2017 Staff Report

Pesticides will be sprayed over Western Queens tomorrow in a mosquito control initiative, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

On Thursday, July 20, trucks will drive and spray through Astoria, Ditmars, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst. Larvicide, a pesticide that stops mosquitos from growing into adults, and adulticides, which kills adult mosquitos, will be used.

The spraying will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The DOH applies pesticides throughout the summer to reduce the number of mosquitos and to minimize risk of illnesses such as the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus.

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Oil, Beef, Hooked

Was better in good old fashion days. Mosquitos would sing a sweet song in Sonnyside and we would listen as we closed our eyes to sleep.

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Chris Page

Why is this titled “Sunnyside”? It should be Astoria, Sunnyside isn’t on this map, this map is north of northern blvd- which is north of Sunnyside! Stop freaking all the mom’s and kids in strollers out?

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Ted

Oh shite, Monsanto chemicals! Gonna contaminate all the trees and create a new strain of pollen.

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Bulimic Panda

When my grandfather was a boy everyone in the neighborhood would donate 10 hours of their servants time to roam the streets with fly swatters while only wearing sticky paper. They met at 6 am and dipped their hands in honey to attract the bugs. Those were the glory days. Now loud trucks distribute cancerous poisons and kill insects in inhumane ways taking lessons from Syrian dictators.

I love some of you and pray for every insect North of Queens Blvd. Next year in Jerusalem. G-d bless. Amen.

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Ted

The city should hire the homeless to do this! They get money and save us all from those CNS compromising chemicals!

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they should spray for El Loco next

The website given states that sunnyside gardens will be done but even that is not on the map. sunnyside post just made this more confusing with this incorrect map

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Anonymous

As long as it doesn’t jeopardize parking, they can spray whatever chemicals they want.

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