Aerial spraying Tuesday over North Fork marshes

08/26/2013 1:22 PM |

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Aerial spraying of mosquito control pesticides will be taking place over a number of North Fork marshesTuesday, county officials announced Monday.

Suffolk County’s vector control division of the Department of Public Works plans to treat parts of several salt marshes throughout the county by spraying by helicopter in order to control mosquito larvae, officials said.

The department will use a “low altitude, large droplet liquid application,” of Altoside, which is a brand name for the insecticide, methoprene.

The spraying is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the various locations.

In Riverhead Town, spraying is planned for marshes near Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue, Millar Farm in Aquebogue (north of Cases Creek), Pier Avenue in Northville, and a site listed as “Aquebogue Farm.” It was not immediately clear where that last marsh is located.

In Southold Town, spraying is scheduled for Great Hog Neck in Southold, Kerwin Boulevard in Greenport, Pipes Neck Creek in Greenport and Pipes Cove in Greenport.

Officials say that if weather conditions prevent the scheduled work, spraying will be continue the next suitable day.