Weather permitting; the
Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the
following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult
The following treatments are for Vector
Time and date of the application: August 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Point O’Woods and Davis Park on Fire Island
Sites to be treated:
All streets in the Communities.
Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)
For current and future
notices and/or further information:
Although your chances of experiencing
any health effects from spraying are quite low, the following common sense
steps will help you reduce possible exposure to pesticides before, during or
Steps you should take: Children and
pregnant women should take care to avoid exposure when practical. If possible, remain inside or avoid the area
whenever spraying takes place and for about 30 minutes after spraying. Close windows and doors and close the vents
of window air-conditioning units to circulate indoor air or, before spraying
begins, turn them off. Windows and
air-conditioning vents can be reopened about 30 minutes after spraying. If you come in direct contact with pesticide
spray, protect your eyes. If you get
pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water. Wash
exposed skin. Wash clothes that come in
direct contact with spray separately from other laundry. Consult your health care provider if you
think you are experiencing health effects from spraying.
Steps you may want to take: The materials
used by Vector Control do not leave significant residues on surfaces, but
exposure can be reduced even further.
Pick homegrown fruits and vegetables you expect to eat soon before
spraying takes place. Rinse homegrown
fruits and vegetables (in fact all produce) thoroughly with water before
cooking or eating. Bring laundry and
small toys inside before spraying begins.
(Wash with detergent and water if exposed to pesticides during
spraying.) Bring pet food and water
dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds during the spray period to avoid