Mosquito, tick spraying taking place Tuesday, Wednesday

Two local parks will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday as the town sprays for ticks, while Suffolk County will be spraying local marshes for mosquitoes tomorrow.In Riverhead, all of Veterans Memorial Park and Duke Dog Park at Stotzky Park on Pulaski Street will be closed, and the county’s Division of Vector Control will be spraying the following areas with Vectobac 12AS from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow:

• Riverhead: Indian Island, Overlook in Aquebogue, Aquebogue Farm, Crescent Duck Farm

• Southold: New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Pipes Neck Creek, Pipes Cove

“No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas,” according to the county. “Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.”

If weather conditions prevent the spraying, treatment will continue on the next suitable day, according to the statement.

For more information, call the Spraying Information Hotline at (631) 852-4939.