Mosquito Control: 2020

The below table provides information about each mosquito control event that occurred in 2020

Pesticide Application Notifications and Schedule for 2020

2020 Adulticide and Aerial Larvicide Schedule

Pesticide Safety

When used correctly, pesticides pose no significant health risks to people or their pets. No reported diseases in people or pets have been linked with the use of pesticides in West Nile virus control efforts since 1999.

People who are sensitive to spray ingredients may get a rash or have short-term eye or throat irritation. If you have a stronger reaction to pesticides, call the NYC Poison Control Center at 212-POISONS (212-764-7667).

If you are sensitive to pesticides or otherwise want to avoid exposure:

  • When possible, stay indoors during spraying. If you have asthma or other respiratory conditions, stay inside.

  • Set the air conditioner vent to the closed position or choose the recirculate function.

  • Outdoor equipment and toys that are exposed to the pesticides we use are not a significant health risk. There could be some residue for a short period of time. Although it is not necessary, you can wash the toys and equipment with soap and water.

  • Wash skin and clothing that have been exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.

Pesticides Used in 2020

The Health Department is using the below pesticide products during the 2020 mosquito season.

Adulticide Products

Larvicide Products

Additional Resources

Mosquito Control: Other Recent Years