The NY Health Department has issued a warning that trucks will be spraying all over East Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedstuy tonight from 9pm-6am for the purpose of West Nile virus prevention.
Here’s what you need to know from their website:
For the spraying in Brooklyn, the Health Department will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10.
When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. The Health Department
recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure:
• Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. People with asthma or other respiratory
conditions are encouraged to stay inside since direct exposure could worsen these conditions.
• Air conditioners may remain on. However, if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure
to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function.
• Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If
outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before
• Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce
thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.
The most effective way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing water. New Yorkers are also
encouraged to mosquito-proof their homes and take precautions when spending time outdoors.
So, basically what I’m getting from this is… drink in Manhattan tonight?