West Nile

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 8/04/2013 at 12:52PM

On Monday, August 5 there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Tuesday, [...]

Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 1:33PM

Bellerose residents say they live in a forgotten land when it comes to the city’s efforts to eliminate mosquitoes. “You can’t go outside. You can’t make it from your car to your front door,” said Maria Donza. The bloodsuckers are keeping residents on house arrest and even alert indoors, said Donza, who added she sits [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 7/23/2013 at 11:58AM

On Wednesday, July 24, there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Thursday, [...]

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 [...]

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 in Queens today
West Nile spraying in Queens today
News Billy Rennison 7/30/2012 at 9:32AM

Days after the first human case of West Nile virus was identified, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced they will spray larvicide in three Queens neighborhoods. A Staten Island man was the first confirmed human case of the West Nile virus this year, after 11 were diagnosed with the virus a year ago. [...]

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 [...]

College Point woman allegedly died of West Nile
College Point woman allegedly died of West Nile
News Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 10:42AM

The family of a 71-year-old College Point woman who allegedly died of West Nile virus said they sway between incredible sadness and extreme anger at the city. “This could have been prevented. They should have sprayed. They shouldn’t wait for a fatality to happen,” said Francis Coppola, 50. He said his mother, Maria Coppola, was [...]