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Mosquito Spraying Continues On Long Island

Asian Tiger mosquito (file)

The Asian tiger mosquito tends to bite its victims during the day and has been known to carry Dengue fever. (Photo by Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS ) – Mosquito spraying will continue Thursday on Long Island to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.

In Suffolk County, ground spraying is scheduled from 8:00 p.m. through 11 p.m. in Holtsville and Patchogue. Additioinal spraying will take place from 6:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. in Fire Island Pines, Water Island and Ocean Bay Park on Fire Island.

In Nassau County, spraying will be conducted from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. in Great Neck and Kings Point.

LINK: Full Details and Maps from the Nassau County Health Department
LINK: Details from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services

It’s recommended that you stay indoors when the trucks are spraying and remain indoors for an hour after they leave.

Chances of experiencing any health effects from spraying are quite low but officials advise residents to take the following precautions to reduce exposure: close windows and doors, turn off window fans, keep children’s toys indoors, and bring your pets, their food, and water dishes inside.