mosquitoes

More West Nile spraying in Queens today
More West Nile spraying in Queens today
News Billy Rennison 8/27/2012 at 3:33PM

Queens will receive another round of West Nile spraying after news last week of two New Yorkers succumbing to the disease. Officials confirmed two deaths — one each in Nassau and Onondaga — stemming from West Nile last week. Parts of six Queens neighborhoods will be sprayed beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 [...]

More West Nile spraying this week; 2 confirmed cases in Queens
More West Nile spraying this week; 2 confirmed cases in Queens
News Billy Rennison 8/20/2012 at 12:10PM

With two confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Queens, the borough will receive another round of pesticide spraying this week to help control increasing mosquito populations. Parts of eight Queens neighborhoods will have pesticide applied from trucks beginning Tuesday, August 21 at 8 p.m. and lasting through 6 a.m. the next morning, the Department [...]

Abandoned Whitestone lot forces curfew on family
Abandoned Whitestone lot forces curfew on family
News Melissa Chan 8/08/2012 at 12:18PM

It’s house arrest come sunset for one family in Whitestone who say they’re being held hostage by a hotbed of mosquitoes and wild animals thriving in an abandoned six-acre lot next door. “We’re limited to the time we can use our yard — cooking out or going into the pool. Once it starts to get [...]

More West Nile spraying in Queens this week
More West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Billy Rennison 8/07/2012 at 9:25AM

For the fifth time this summer, the city will be spraying for West Nile virus in Queens this week. The Department Health and Mental Hygiene announced they will spray larvicide in three Queens neighborhoods beginning today. There has been one confirmed case of West Nile in the city this year — a Staten Island man [...]

West Nile spraying begins today in Queens
West Nile spraying begins today in Queens
Top Stories Billy Rennison 7/09/2012 at 9:30AM

With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help control the mosquitoes, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are natural breeding grounds [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Billy Rennison 6/11/2012 at 10:58AM

With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help fight the spread of the virus, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are [...]