By Zanna Shapiro
In June, all five boroughs were sprayed with pesticides in an attempt to combat the West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes.
According to the New York City website, “The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) uses larvicides and pesticides to control mosquitoes.”
Unfortunately, the West Nile mosquitoes have spread.
The West Nile virus was detected in 17 zip codes, according to most recent data.
The city is set to spray Brooklyn and Queens this week.