NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) — Long Island’s Nassau County will conduct aerial spraying for the first time since 2008 in an effort to control West Nile-carrying mosquitoes.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports from Long Island
LINK: Details from the Nassau County Health Department

The county’s health department says the two-day spraying will begin on Wednesday.

It says it has seen more viral activity in mosquitoes this year. Positive samples have been found in 49 traps this year. The spraying will cover about 78,000 acres.

In 2008, aerial spraying covered 55,000 acres.

Residents can get more information about the aerial spraying by calling: 888-844-8657.

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