NEW DORP BEACH — The city’s Department of Health has scheduled the first mosquito spraying this summer for New Dorp Beach on Wednesday, after residents complained last month of an infestation of the insects after Hurricane Sandy.
The spraying will start at 8:15 p.m. and run until 6 a.m. the following morning, the Health Department said. In case of bad weather, the spraying will be rescheduled to Thursday.
The Health Department said they scheduled the spraying because of rising West Nile Activity in the neighborhoods with high mosquito populations.
In July, the Health Department found mosquitoes with West Nile in Miller Field, near New Dorp Lane. Residents complained of an increased population because of a large amount of standing water from post-Sandy construction in the neighborhood.
“In the evening it’s almost unbearable,” Bob Jakob, 67, a retired EMT who’s lived in the neighborhood for 60 years, previously told DNAinfo New York. “I don’t even go out anymore.”
Aside from New Dorp Beach, the spraying will also cover parts of Bay Terrace, Eltingville, Grant City, Great Kills, New Dorp, Oakwood, Oakwood Beach and Midland Beach.
The Health Department suggested residents stay indoors as much as possible during spraying, close air conditioner vents, and remove toys, outdoor equipment and clothing form outside.