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Source: News 12 Long Island

Planes to spray pesticides over LI to battle West Nile

Posted: August 11, 2010
Originally Published: August 11, 2010

WOODBURY – Long Island’s battle against West Nile is going airborne tonight.

A plane will be spraying pesticides over Nassau tonight and tomorrow night. Health officials say the threat of West Nile on Long Island is the greatest in years and that spraying is the best way to control the booming mosquito population.

Spraying in Nassau stretches from the Queens line east to the Suffolk border. In Suffolk, crews will hit the area from the Southern State Parkway to the Great South Bay.

Trucks will also be spraying pesticides from the ground in the following areas of Nassau tonight: East Massapequa, Massapequa Park, sections of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing, Glen Head and Old Brookville.

In Suffolk, crews will spray areas of Islandia, Lakeland, Summer Club and Atlantique on Fire Island from the ground.

*** CCE executive director Adrienne Esposito appears in the video. ***