The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.
Sprinklers are usually used to water lawns and keep us cool on hot days, but a landmark store near Union Square has been accused of using them to spray away the homeless.
Two new cases of West Nile were confirmed on Long Island.
Long Island’s Nassau County will conduct aerial spraying for the first time since 2008 in an effort to control West Nile-carrying mosquitoes.
Mosquito spraying was scheduled for parts of New York Tuesday night to reduce the threat of the West Nile virus.