By Heather Doyle
Trucks will head to selected areas Thursday to spray for West Nile Virus.
According to the Nassau County Department of Health, trucks will spray throughout sections of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Lawrence, Woodmere, and Woodsburgh that have reported the presence of mosquitos and West Nile Virus.
Spraying will take place Thursday from 8 p.m. and will end no later than 4 a.m. Friday.
Showers are likely Thursday in the Five Towns before 9 p.m. A rain date is set for Tuesday.
Weather permitting, trucks will dispense adulticide in the following areas:
Area 1: Dutch Broadway on the North, Merrick Road on the South, Corona Avenue in the East, Queens border on the West.
Area 2: Broadway on the North, Coastline on the South, Woodmere Boulevard on the East, Queens border on the West.
Trucks will be spraying Scourge, a combination of resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide. While the health department says health risks are low, residents may still wish to keep exposure at a minimum. Effects of the treatment wear off within a few hours, they said.
Children and pregnant women should remain inside during the treatment and for at least 30 minutes after treatment. Residents can also limit exposure by keeping windows and doors shut, setting air conditioners to recirculate, keep children's toys indoors, keep pets and their food indoors, and covering fish ponds.
For more information, contact the West Nile Virus Treatment hotline at 888-844-8657 from 9 a.m.-12 a.m. on Thursday. More information is also available on the Nassau County Department of Health website here.