By Tom Momberg

The city Health Department has scheduled another application of synthetic pesticides in Queens for Tuesday. It is an effort to control mosquito populations in the city and reduce the risk of human infection of the West Nile Virus.

The city agency said it would spray a low concentration of Anvil 10+10 from ground trucks in the southwestern part of the borough beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1, continuing through 6 a.m. the following morning.

The low concentrations of the pesticide pose no serious risks to human health when applied correctly, but the Health Department still advises people to stay indoors when it is being applied, especially those with asthma or other respiratory conditions.

The affected neighborhoods include Howard Beach, Lindenwood and Woodhaven, as well as several neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The area where the pesticide will be applied is bordered by Jamaica Bay to the south, the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street to the north, as well as Woodhaven and Rockaway boulevards to the east.

In the event of heavy precipitation, the Health Department said the pesticide application would be rescheduled for the same times beginning Wednesday.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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