West Nile Virus Mosquito Treatment

West Nile Virus Mosquito Treatment

The New York City Housing Authority will be treating all of the catch basins located on Housing Authority developments to reduce the mosquito population in an effort to minimize the transmission of the West Nile Virus. These treatments will take place between June and September of 2019. One or more of the following pesticides will be used:

Vectolex CG, EPA Reg. No. 73049-20, Toxicity Category – “Caution”
Summit B.t.i. Briquets, EPA Reg. No. 6218-47, Toxicity Category – “Caution”
Altosid XR, EPA Reg. No. 2724-421, Toxicity Category – “Caution”

Contact information:

NYC Housing Authority:

Debbie Wolf, Administrative Staff Analyst, 718-707-5709 available from 9 am – 5 pm
Denise Torres, Technical Resource Advisor, 718-707-8032 available from 8 am – 4 pm

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Region 2, Bureau of Pesticide Management – 718-482-4994

National Pesticide Telecommunications Network – 1-800-858-PEST

Inquiries concerning symptoms of pesticide poisoning should be directed to the Poison Control Center – 1-800-222-1222

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