Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The solid gray area on the map on the right
will be sprayed tomorrow night
through Thursday morning.

The Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks tomorrow (Wednesday, August 3rd) in Brooklyn, starting at 8:15 p.m. and finishing on Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. The aim is to reduce adult mosquito populations and help reduce the risk of West Nile virus. If it's raining or there are high winds, spraying will continue on the next evening that the weather permits.

The spray is "a very low concentration of Anvil®, 10 + 10, a synthetic pesticide."

The Health Department recommends that, whenever possible, people stay indoors during spraying. 

The area to be sprayed is bounded by
  • Washington Avenue to the East,
  • 20th Street, Prospect Park West, and Eastern Parkway to the North,
  • 45th Street and 5th Avenue to the West, and
  • Ft Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue to the South.
Click here to read "Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes."