Print

Print


From: "Developer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "'Iwanejko, Tom'" <[log in to unmask]>

Mr. Iwanejko:

We will need to have an explanation as to why 
your contractor North Fork Helicopter just 
sprayed Idle Hour reported by you on Friday as 
status “Pending” without prior warning and 
without any promised update from you.  The status 
“pending” is not the status “yes”.

Your message to the public is shown here:

“***Due to the current new moon tides occurring 
this week, some marshes were checked today and 
aerial larvicide applications will begin on 
Monday morning.  Areas marked ‘Pending’ will be 
checked on Monday and an updated notice will be 
sent to include any additional sites requiring 
treatment.  Adjustment of the schedule was 
required help us avoid missing this brood of 
mosquito larvae due to potential unsettled 
weather Tuesday into Wednesday that could delay treatment.  “

How is it that your contractor sprays without the 
proper notification that you yourself stated you 
would provide?  Is he acting autonomously?

Please explain.

Andrew Cohen
Idle Hour Civic Association
PO Box 279
Oakdale, NY 11769-0279
(631) 589-2282

NOTICE: This e-mail message and any attachments 
transmitted with it may contain legally 
privileged and confidential information intended 
solely for the use of the addressee. If the 
reader of this message is not the intended 
recipient, you are hereby notified that any 
reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or 
other use of this message or its attachments is 
strictly prohibited.  If you have received this 
message in error, please cooperate by notifing 
the sender immediately by telephone collect to 
the number shown above or by reply to this email, 
afterwhich we ask that you please cooperate by 
deleting this message and all copies and backups thereof.  Thank you.

From: Iwanejko, Tom [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 3:37 PM
Subject: Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Notice 7/13018

***Due to the current new moon tides occurring 
this week, some marshes were checked today and 
aerial larvicide applications will begin on 
Monday morning.  Areas marked ‘Pending’ will be 
checked on Monday and an updated notice will be 
sent to include any additional sites requiring 
treatment.  Adjustment of the schedule was 
required help us avoid missing this brood of 
mosquito larvae due to potential unsettled 
weather Tuesday into Wednesday that could delay treatment.

Suffolk County Department of Public Works – 
Division of Vector Control crews inspect 
marshlands that have historically produced large 
numbers of developing larval mosquitoes.  If 
Vector Control crews inspecting these sites 
locate mosquito larvae in sufficient numbers, 
aerial  treatment of sites may be 
necessary.  Aerial application by helicopter 
allows us to treat large sections of marshlands 
with mosquito breeding while the larvae are still 
densely clustered in small treatable areas.  Once 
mosquito larvae emerge as adults, they can fly 
considerable distances (miles) from the marshes 
and impact surrounding communities.  To reduce 
the need for adult control over large swaths of 
residential neighborhoods, larval treatment is 
the most practical method to control these 
developing mosquitoes.   When the helicopter is 
actively spraying, it flies at a very low 
altitude of under 50 feet over the marsh and 
turns off the spray boom jets while making turns 
and while traveling between sites.  All materials 
applied are registered for use by the US EPA and 
the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 
and are used as directed per the product’s label 
and as specified under our pesticide use permits.

This spray notice will be sent to this group to 
keep you informed when Vector Control will be 
treating marshlands in your area by 
helicopter.  Please let us know if you would like 
to be removed from this list or wish to add any 
additional e-mail addresses to this notice.

See the attached list for sites scheduled to be treated this week.

For additional information, including copies of 
the pesticide labels; see the Suffolk County 
Vector Control website: 
<http://www.SuffolkCountyNY.Gov/Departments/PublicWorks/VectorMosquitoControl>www.SuffolkCountyNY.Gov/Departments/PublicWorks/VectorMosquitoControl


Tom

Tom Iwanejko - Director
Chief Environmental Analyst
Suffolk County DPW
Vector Control
335 Yaphank Ave
Yaphank NY 11980

Phone: 631 852-4270
Fax: 631 852-4140
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]