COLLEGE POINT, QUEENS (WPIX)—You may hear helicopters buzzing unpopulated areas that are near West Nile hotspots.
From 6 a.m. till 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the City is scheduled to spray larvicide to kill mosquitos before they breed. The spraying will take place in Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.
On Staten Island, the neighborhoods of Arlington, Old Place, Howland Hook, Bloomfield, Chelsea, Travis, Fresh Kills, Richmond Town, and Port Mobile are scheduled to be sprayed according to the city.
In the Bronx, the city says choppers will target Pelham Bay Park North.
So far, nearly 40 people in New York state have died from the West Nile Virus since 2000 according to the N.Y.S. Health Department.