Mosquito Control Events

The Health Department monitors mosquito populations and applies pesticides when appropriate throughout the summer to reduce the number of mosquitoes and to minimize the risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus.

The Health Department has two methods of pesticide application:

  • Truck Spraying: Spraying pesticide from trucks to kill mosquitoes. For this method, larvicides (a pesticide that stops mosquitoes from growing into adults) or adulticides (a pesticide that kills adult mosquitoes) are used. These applications can happen in residential or non-residential areas.
  • Aerial Larviciding: Dropping a larvicide made of natural bacterial granules by helicopter onto marshes and other large natural areas to kill mosquito larvae before they grow into adult mosquitoes. These applications do not take place in residential areas.

2013 Mosquito Truck Spraying and Aerial Larviciding Schedule

Date(s)* Borough, Neighborhood(s), Zip Code(s) Status
September 3

8PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Brooklyn
  • Neighborhoods: Brighton Beach, Bergen Beach, Coney Island, East Flat Bush, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gravesend, Gerritsen Beach, Homecrest, Marine Park, Manhattan Beach, Midwood, Middle Basin, Mill Island, Mill Basin, Sea Gate, and Sheepshead Bay
  • Zip codes: 11203, 11210, 11214, 11223,11224, 11229,11230, 11234, and 11235
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 29

8PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis Hills, and Queens Village
  • Zip codes: 11001, 11004, 11005, 11362, 11426, 11427, and 10428
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 28

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, 11692
Additional information:
Completed
August 28

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Fresh Kills, Richmond Town, Port Mobile
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314
Additional information:
Completed
August 28

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
August 28

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, 11692
Additional information:
Completed
August 28

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Fresh Kills, Richmond Town, Port Mobile
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314
Additional information:
Completed
August 27

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
August 27

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, 11692
Additional information:
Completed
August 27

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Fresh Kills, Richmond Town, Port Mobile
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314
Additional information:
Completed
August 26

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
August 26

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, 11692
Additional information:
Completed
August 26

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Fresh Kills, Richmond Town, Port Mobile
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314
Additional information:
Completed
August 22

8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning
Spraying in Brooklyn
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Bath Beach, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights
  • Zip codes: 11209,11228
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 22

8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Auburndale, Murray Hill, Pomonok, and Queensboro Hill, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, and Saint Albans
  • Zip codes: 11355, 11358, 11365, 11367, 11411,11412,11413,11434
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 14

8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning
Spraying in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Bay Terrace, Eltingville, Grant City, Great Kills, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, Oakwood and Oakwood Beach
  • Zip codes: 10306, 10308, 10312
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 12

8:15PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Fresh Meadows, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, and Oakland Gardens
  • Zip codes: 11364, 11365, 11366, 11423, 11427, 11432
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 12

8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning
Spraying in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Grymes Hill, Randall Manor, Sunnyside, and West Brighton, and Westerleigh
  • Zip codes: 10301, 10310, 10314
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
August 7

8:15PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Fresh Meadows, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, and Oakland Gardens.
  • Zip codes: 11364, 11365, 11366, 11423, 11427, 11432
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Rescheduled
August 7

8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following morning
Spraying in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Grymes Hill, Randall Manor, Sunnyside, and West Brighton, and Westerleigh.
  • Zip codes: 10301, 10310, 10314
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Rescheduled
August 5

8:15PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Auburndale, College Point, Flushing, Linden Hill, Malba, Murray Hill, and Whitestone.
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11355, 11356, 11357, 11361
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
July 30

8:30PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Kissena Park, Murray Hill, Pomonok and Queensboro Hill, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park and Ridgewood.
  • Zip codes: 11355, 11358, 11365, 11367, 11373, 11374, 11378, 11379
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
July 24

8:30PM and 6AM the following morning
Spraying in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Parts of Bayside, Douglaston, Douglas Manor, Glen Oaks, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens.
  • Zip codes: 11361, 11362, 11363, 11364, 11426, 11427, 11004, 11005
  • Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
Additional information:
Completed
July 9

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
July 9

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
July 9

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10303,10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed
July 10

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
July 10

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
July 10

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed
July 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
July 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Alley Pond Park, Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
July 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed
June 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
June 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11362 11363, 11354, 11356, 1135, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
June 11

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10303,10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed
June 12

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
June 12

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11362 11363, 11354, 11356, 1135, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
June 12

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed
June 13

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Bronx
  • Neighborhoods: Pelham Bay Park North
  • Zip codes: 10464, and 10475
Additional information:
Completed
June 13

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Queens
  • Neighborhoods: Linden Hill, College Point, Edgemere, and Somerville
  • Zip codes: 11362 11363, 11354, 11356, 1135, 11691, and 11692
Additional information:
Completed
June 13

6AM and 7PM
larvicide in Staten Island
  • Neighborhoods: Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Chelsea, Bloomfield, and Travis
  • Zip codes: 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, and 10314
Additional information:
Completed

* In the event of rain or high winds, all operations continue on the next possible evening, weather permitting.

Mosquito Control Events Schedule Archive