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Officials: Tonight's Mosquito Spraying Canceled

Suffolk County has canceled the July 30 mosquito spraying in Lindenhurst, West Babylon, Copiague and Amityville.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has announced the cancelation of tonight's scheduled aerial pesticide application for Lindenhurst, West Babylon, Copiague and Amityville.

In a statement released late Monday afternoon, SCDHS officials cited "operational difficulties" as the reason for the cancelation, but offered no other details about it.

"The spraying will be rescheduled at a later date, and the usual public notice will be made [at that time]," the statement said.

Meanwhile, weather permitting, Vector Control, scheduled for July 31 in Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island South, and treatment for West Nile virus, scheduled for August 1 in Shirley, Mastic Beach and Old Mastic, will continue as planned, the SCDHS said.

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DieselPiesel July 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Great.,I put all my kids toys away and covered my pool. The above comment is true; you cant go out without being eaten alive.
rikki July 31, 2012 at 02:35 AM
What is the source of this info nothing is on town of babylon website or suffolk gov. site??
Scott Moore July 31, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Hi Rikki. As noted, the information came from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services' website. Link: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PublicHealth/PreventiveServices/PesticideApplicationNotification.aspx
Marek Kruszlinski July 31, 2012 at 05:10 AM
no offense to the town of babylon for trying but unless a stronger pesticide from the last time one was sparyed it wont do the same damage to the mosquitoes as last time
Joan Beska August 01, 2012 at 02:07 PM
My husband and I tried to play golf at cedar beach, and we didn't even finish the first hole..We were attacked in less than a minute! When are they going to take care of this problem, the summer is almost over!

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