Ground treatment for West Nile virus will be administered by truck Wednesday night over a geographical area stretching from southern Glen Cove to the northern tip of Roslyn, according to the Nassau County Departments of Health and Public Works.
Spraying of the pesticide Scourge will last from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. in sections of Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Sea Cliff, Old Brookville, Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, and Greenvale.
The targeted areas are based on current mosquito trap data and are consistent with the 2012 Nassau County Mosquito Control Plan, according to the Town of North Hempstead's website.
The spraying will occur within the following geographical boundaries: Landing Road to Forest Avenue on the north, Walnut Road to Cedar Swamp Road to Glen Cove Road on the east, Northern Boulevard on the south and Hempstead Harbor on the west.
It is recommended that people remain indoors during the spraying and for 30 minutes afterward, and that windows and doors be shut, with air conditioners and window fans turned off. Pets, their toys and food and water dishes should be brought inside, as well as children's toys. Fishponds should be covered.
It takes several hours for the effects of the treatment to dissipate, according to the Town's website.
These precautions should be taken to reduce or eliminate exposure despite health risks of the pesticide being low, according to the Town.
For more information, call the West Nile Virus Treatment Hotline at 1-888-844-8657 or visit the Nassau County Department of Health website.