A low flying helicopter will apply pesticides today in Suffolk County

A low flying helicopter will apply pesticides today in Suffolk County

East Farmingdale, NY- Health officials in Suffolk County say a helicopter will be flying low in several communities on Thursday, applying pesticides to marsh areas to control the mosquito population.  The application is scheduled to run from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m.  Officials say the products being applied, do not have significant human toxicity.


Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes”

Town of Babylon Treat? Town of Brookhaven (cont.) Treat?
Sore Thumb   Fireplace Neck Yes
Oak Beach   Wertheim NWR  
West Gilgo Yes Manor of St. George  
Gilgo Yes Smith Point Yes
Cedar Beach Yes Johns Neck Creek Yes
Cedar Beach Golf Course Yes Mastic Beach Yes
Oak Island Yes Moriches – Crystal Brook Yes
Ox/Helicopter Island   Town of Southampton  
Gilgo Island   Stokes Poges  
Town of Islip   Jagger Lane  
Robert Moses CG Station   Apacuck Point  
Clam Pond Yes Moneybogue Bay Yes
Captree   Westhampton Dunes Yes
Gardiner Park Yes Dune Rd (Overton) Yes
Admiralty/Isbrandtsen   Meadow Lane  
Scully   North Haven Yes
Seatuck NWR   Iron Point Yes
Islip Preserve   North Sea Yes
Quintuck Creek   Town of East Hampton  
Heckscher State Park Yes Cedar Pt Co Park Yes
Timber Point   Napeague Yes
Idle Hour Yes Beach Hampton Yes
Pepperidge Hall Yes Accabonac Harbor  
Ludlows Creek Yes Town of Riverhead  
West Oak Recreation Yes Indian Island Yes
West Sayville GC   Overlook – Aquebogue Yes
Namkee Creek   Crescent Duck Farm Yes
Town of Brookhaven   Aquebogue Farm Yes
Sayville YC   Millar Farm Yes
Stillman Creek   Union Ave  
Grove Ave Yes Pier Avenue  
Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River) Yes Town of Southold  
Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)   New Suffolk Yes
Abets Creek Yes Great Hog Neck Yes
Hedges Creek Yes Kerwin Blvd. Yes
Lyman Marsh Yes Pipes Neck Creek Yes
Bellport Bay   Pipes Cove Yes
Beaverdam Creek Yes    


Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG [Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) and Altosid (Methoprene)] EPA# 73049-501

Health Officials say, “no precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas.”

For current and future notices and/or further information:


Photo: FILE – In this June 10, 2016 file photo, a helicopter with the New York City Health Department flies over Staten Island en route to spreading granules of mosquito larvicide on marshland in New York. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University reports that 2017 was the fourth-wettest spring on record from West Virginia to Maine., raising concerns about a corresponding spike in mosquito-borne illnesses. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)