East Hampton Town Trustees to State Opposition to Methoprene – Why it Matters

The Suffolk Legislature is expected to soon decide on the county’s 2018 vector control protocol, directly affecting the methods used by the Department of Public Works in an attempt to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Accabonac Harbor and elsewhere. Last year, the department agreed to try an experiment aimed at reducing the aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the harbor, rather than institute a ban. It called for the identification of “hotspots” that could be precisely targeted for spraying. click here to read the story Why it matters -2012, Lobster catch bottoms out – Many lobstermen are convinced that aerial spraying and the widespread application of pesticides used to combat mosquitoes after an outbreak of West Nile virus in 1998 is directly related to the 1999 die-off. click here to read the story 13:11

  • Kevin McAllister

    Suffolk County routinely sprays the toxic pesticide methoprene in 20,000 acres of tidal marsh. While the target is mosquito larvae, the collateral damages to crustaceans is unacceptable. End the poison rain. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2m33xHrv44