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
 
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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: 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
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