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For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil®
10+10, a synthetic
pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health.

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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
Commissioner

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Friday, August 8, 2014
(347) 396-4177
HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SPRAY PESTICIDE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF
MOSQUITOES AND THE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN SELECTED PARTS OF STATEN
ISLAND
August 8, 2014 – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will
spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 between the hours of 8:15
p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be
delayed until Wednesday, August 13, 2014 during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being
treated due to rising West Nile virus activity with high mosquito populations.
Locations of Application
For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil®
10+10, a synthetic
pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. The Health Department
recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure:
 Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. People with asthma or other respiratory conditions
are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions.
 Air conditioners may remain on, however, if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to
pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function.
 Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If
outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using
again.
 Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce
thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.
Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes
 Consider limiting time outdoors between dusk and dawn in areas with significant mosquito
infestations.
 Wear protective clothing when outdoors, and use an approved insect repellent containing picaridin,
DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three), or products that contain the active
ingredient IR3535.
 Make sure windows have screens and repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
Neighborhoods Boundaries Zip Codes
Parts of Castleton
Corners, Clove Lake Park,
Elm Park, Grymes Hill,
New Brighten , Randall
Manor, Silver Lake Park,
Sunnyside, Ward Hill,
Willowbrook, West
Brighton and Westerleigh
Bordered by Henderson Avenue, Davis Ave, and
Forest Avenue to the North; Willowbrook Rd ,
Stewart Ave, Bellhaven Place and Collfield
Avenue to the West; Willowbrook Road, Holden
Blvd, Slosson Avenue and Staten Island
Expressway to the South; Clove Road, Howard
Avenue, Louis Street, Woodstock Avenue, Glen
Avenue and Lafayette Avenue to the East
Parts of
10301, 10302
10310, 10314

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