Parts of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights are among the Brooklyn neighborhoods that will be sprayed by Health Department pesticide trucks on Wednesday, August 19 to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus.
The full list of neighborhoods includes:
- Bath Beach
- Bay Ridge
- Dyker Heights
- Fort Hamilton
- New Utrecht
- Mill Basin
- East Flatbush
- Marine Park
- Mill Island
In southwestern Brooklyn, the area to be sprayed is bordered by 86th Street, 21st Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, 15th Avenue and 64th Street; Fort Hamilton Parkway and 83rd Street to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the south; Coney Island Creek and Shell Road to the east.
In addition, DOH trucks will spray an area bordered by Avenue K to the north; Ocean Avenue, Avenue X and Nostrand Avenue to the west; the Belt Parkway to the south; and the Belt Parkway and Paerdegat Basin to the east.
The sprayings will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, August 20 during the same hours.
The scheduled areas are being treated due to high mosquito populations amidst a rise in West Nile virus activity.
Residents are urged to stay indoors, whenever possible, during spraying. They are also urged to report standing water by calling 311 or visiting nyc.gov.