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These northeast Queens neighborhoods will be sprayed with pesticides on Thursday

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A handful of neighborhoods in northeast Queens will be sprayed with pesticides to reduce mosquito activity and lower the risk of West Nile virus on Thursday, Aug. 27.

The New York City Health Department will conduct the adulticide and pesticide treatment in parts of Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglas Manor, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba and Whitestone beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, until 6 a.m. the following morning.

While the health risks for humans and pets associated with the spraying are low, the health department encourages people to stay indoors throughout the duration of the treatment.

Following the spraying, residents should wash their skin and clothing with soap and water if exposed to the pesticides. Fruits and vegetables should also be cleaned with water.

In the case of rain, the spraying will be delayed and rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 31, from 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

See a full map of the pesticide spraying below.

Map courtesy of the New York City Health Department

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