The city will again spray mosquito-killing pesticide in its latest West Nile and Zika-prevention efforts.
Health Department workers will deploy the spray from trucks Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the following areas:
Bergen Beach, Brownsville, Canarsie, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Farragut, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Ocean Hill, Paerdegat Basin, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Remsen Village, Rugby, Sheepshead Bay, Weeksville and Wintage.
Brooklyn Zika Spray
“While we do not expect to find Zika in New York City’s mosquitoes, we are taking no chances. We are moving forward with a safe but aggressive plan to spray pesticide when we find significant numbers of mosquitoes that could possibly carry Zika,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett in a statement.
“New Yorkers should continue to enjoy outdoor activities this summer while taking the usual precautions against mosquitoes, including wearing repellant and reporting standing water to 311.”
The spray contains “very low concentrations” of Anvil 10+10, which does not pose “significant risks to human health,” according to the Health Department.
Residents are advised to stay indoors during the spraying and the use their AC on air recirculation mode, especially people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.
People should also bring children’s toys and outdoor equipment inside.