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Helicopters Spraying East End Marshes with Larvicide Today

Suffolk County Vector Control is spraying salt marshes in the Hamptons and on the North Fork today to prevent mosquito larvae from developing into virus-spreading mosquitoes.

Between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., helicopters flying at low altitude will be spraying a large droplet liquid application of larvicide. The specific pesticide is Vectobac 12AS (Bti) and Altosid liquid concentrate (methoprene), according to Vector Control.

In Southampton Town, the target areas are Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Moneybogue Bay, West Hampton Dunes, Dune Rd (Overton), Iron Point and North Sea.

In East Hampton Town, Napeague and Accabonac Harbor marshes will be sprayed.

In Riverhead, target areas are Indian Island, Overlook-Aquebogue, Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue Farm and Millar Farm.

Southold target areas are Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Neck Creel and Pipes Cove.

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