You are reading

West Nile Spraying to Take Place Across Sections of Western and Central Queens Sept. 17

The zone to be sprayed by the DOH on Thursday (Source: DOH)

Sept. 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan 

The city will be spraying pesticides to keep the number of mosquitoes at bay in parts of western and central Queens on Thursday.

The spraying will begin at around 8:30 p.m. and will continue until 6 a.m. Friday, according to the NYC Department of Health.

The spraying will occur largely south of the Long Island Expressway in sections of the 11101, 11104, 11373, 11374, 11375, 11378, 11378, 11385, 11415, 11418, 11432, and 11435 zip codes.

The area roughly spans from Dutch Kills in Long Island City to 164th street in Jamaica Hills.

The DOH will be spraying sections of Blissville, Briarwood, Forest Hills, Glendale, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village and Rego Park.

The health department says it will be spraying very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil from trucks to reduce mosquito activity and combat the risk of the West Nile virus.

The pesticides, according to the DOH, pose no real danger to people and pets, but some individuals who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short term eye or throat irritation. People with respiratory conditions may also be affected.

The DOH recommends that residents stay indoors whenever possible during spraying.

Skin and clothing exposed to pesticides should be washed with soap and water.

The city will reschedule spraying until Monday, Sept. 21 should it rain Thursday.

For more information, visit the DOH’s website.

email the author: [email protected]

9 Comments

Click for Comments 
Viktoria Simcha

Months too late ponding on 29 St in 11106 breeding ground for mosquito eggs. Astoria needs it badly on 36 Ave between 30 and 29 St. Same problem every year either done too late or not at all and we all pay big taxes. Shame on those in charge.

Reply
Mike Rowe Agreshun

The term “West Nile Virus” is offensive to Egyptians. Let’s call it “Rainbow lollipops” instead.

2
1
Reply
What about "Kung Flu?"

Yeah, if only Trump hadn’t said something WAY more offensive than that. You didn’t even know 😂

7
2
Reply
Generation Snowflake

Labelling a virus that originated in China is clearly racist. Guess we should rename the German Measles, the Spanish Flu, the Ebola and Marburg viruses (also named from geographic origins), MERS, SARS (again, more geography oriented names). Oops, can I still say “orient” without offending someone?

1
1
Reply
What about "Kung Flu?"

Trump called it the “Kung Flu,” something WAY more offensive than that. You didn’t even KNOW that lol

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime. 

Borough president hears from community members on budget needs throughout Queens

During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. 

The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Queens Borough Hall. The testimonials will be used to develop the Queens Borough Board’s FY24 preliminary budget priorities in the coming weeks. 

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him.

Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers who beat him to death were fired and charged with murder. The police department released the body cam footage of the fatal beating on Jan. 27, but many people, including some at the vigil, have refused to watch it due to its extremely graphic nature.

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

Jan. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.