West Nile Virus Treatment Tonight

If you haven't heard by now, our area will undergo ground treatment for the West Nile Virus tonight.  According to the Nassau County website, we need it in our area based on the mosquito trap data collected and this, spraying has been recommended.  So, what does that mean for you?

Spraying will take place between 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. (man, that's worse than waiting for the Cable guy!) and will take place in these areas on these days.  Sections of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Lynbrook, North Lynbrook, Elmont, Franklin Square and Malverne are scheduled for this evening, with a rain date of August 8th according to the Incorporated Valley Stream website.  Still, what does that mean for you?

To Reduce Exposure: The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) do not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control treatment. Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment and for about 30 minutes afterwards. In addition, individuals may minimize exposure by:
  • Keeping windows and doors shut, setting air conditioners to re-circulate if able. Turn window fans off.
  • Keeping children's toys indoors.
  • Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.
  • Covering fishponds during the spray period.
Yes, it's summer out so sounds like we'll all be baking in our homes.  It says to turn fans off but does this mean window air units as well?  #baking

If you have a fishpond in your backyard....why? You better cover it up quick!

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