The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has announced that on Tuesday, June 11, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. salt marshes across Suffolk County will be treated to control mosquito larvae.
Select salt marshes in the towns of Babylon, Islip, Brookhaven, Southampton, East Hampton, Riverhead, Smithtown and Southold will be treated via low-altitude helicopter spraying. According to a press release, the chemicals have no significant human toxicity and measures are being taken to control drift into inhabited areas.
In the Town of southampton, spraying will take place at Stokes Poges, Jagger Lane, Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Meadow Lane, Iron Point and in North Sea.
In East Hampton, spraying will occur at Napeague, Beach Hampton and Accabonac Harbor.