PICK UP YOUR FREE MOSQUITO EGG EATERS–THE FATHEAD MINNOWS ARE BACK AT WESTCHESTER AIRPORT TO FIGHT ZIKA AND WEST NILE MOSQUITO EGGS IN PONDS, LAKES BEFORE THEY HATCH. PICK THEM UP TODAY AND SATURDAY

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A WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MINNOW GIVEAWAY DISTRIBUTED 100 POUNDS OF MINNOWS TWO WEEKS AGO AT THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT IN A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENT OF MINNOWS TO CLEAR STANDING WATER, PONDS AND SWAMPS OF MOSQUITO EGGS WHICH WOULD TURN INTO WEST NILE CARRYING MOSQUITOES
TODAY FRIDAY AND TOMORROW, SATURDAY, THE FISH WILL AGAIN BE GIVEN OUT FREE TO CITIZENS BRINGING A BUCKET TO CARRY THE PLASTIC-BAGGED FISH (FOR DISTRIBUTION IN PONDS OR CHRONIC STANDING WATER AREAS).

 

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BUILDING 2 OFF LOOP ROAD (ENTRANCE TO THE AIRPORT, FOLLOW THE FISH SIGNS). THE NEXT DISTRIBUTION OF MINNOWS TAKES PLACE TODAY  AND TOMORROW 11 A.M. TO 6 PM. THE COUNTY PLANNED TO ORDER 130 POUNDS OF FISH FOR THIS NEXT GIVEAWAY. THE FISH ARE SUPPLIED BY A BREEDING FARM IN COOPERSTOWN.
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ONE OF THE THREE TANKS EMPTIED OF FISH BY RESIDENTS WHO STOPPED BY THE AIRPORT MINNOW DEPLOYMENT POINT TWO WEEKS AGO
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LAST OF THE MINNOWS. SO FEW MINNOW WERE LEFT AT 2 PM TWO WEEKS AGO THAT THEIR HANDLERS HAD TO REALLY SWOOP TO FIND THEM. MINNOWS ARE PROVIDED IN PLASTIC BAGS WITH OXYGENATED WATER. RESIDENTS NEED TO BRING PAILS TO HOLD THE BAGS TO AVOID BAGS POSSIBLY BREAKING IN TRANSIT IN RESIDENTS’ CARS. RESIDENTS THE DISTRIBUTION TEAM SAID WERE VERY GOOD THE PUBLICITY IS WORKING AND MOST ARE BRING BUCKETS TO CARRY THEIR FREE MINNOWS BACK TO THEIR PROPERTY

 

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MESH NETTING IS ALSO AVAILABLE THAT PROTECTS PORCHES AND AREAS FROM ZIKA VIRUS BEARING MOSQUITOES LIKE THE ONE PICTURED BELOW.

 

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The Silver Spots on the back of a mosquito identify an Asian Mosquito which may carry the Zika Virus. If you are bitten by a mosquito like this, contact the County Health Department. For general information on the minnows and the Zika Virus contact the health department at 914-813-5000. Also call that number if you have large standing water areas on public property that cannot be easily removed.

 

 

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