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Health Department to spray for West Nile

The city Department of Health posted this map showing some of the neighborhoods in Queens where spraying is scheduled. Map courtesy NYC DOHMH
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The city Health Department plans to spray pesticides in several areas of southeast Queens Tuesday night through Wednesday morning in order to reduce mosquito populations and the risk of West Nile virus.

The department said, weather permitting, trucks will begin spraying areas of St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, South Jamaica, Far Rockaway and Arverne between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Should the weather take an unfortunate turn, the DOH said, the pesticide application will be delayed until Wednesday night during the same time frame.

The department said the neighborhoods were being treated due to “rising West Nile virus activity with high and/or increasing mosquito populations.”

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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lorraine ore.go from 40projects says:
South Jamaica wasn't sprayed n.if yea why cause I didn't see nobody spray my baby been button by themnot sure if it the same but by a bug yes they need to spray my area. Full of kids n bugs south Jamaica queens nyc need help
Aug. 22, 2012, 9:23 pm
lorraine orengo from 40projects says:
Spray my area south Jamaica queens ny news sprayed down.we have bugs here to my daughter was bite by a mosquito not sure I'd it the.same one but she was.bite she hasn't been.sick but u never kn rash on her south side Jamaica queens nyc
Aug. 22, 2012, 9:25 pm

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