The city's Department of Health will spray for West Nile Virus in several northeast Queens communities beginning on Sept. 13.
The agency warned on its website that it would drop larvacide to combat the virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, in Bayside, Auburndale, Oakland Gardens, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Hollis, Jamaica Hills, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village, Pomonok, Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Rego Park and Hillcrest.
The spraying would be carried out between 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 6 a.m. on Sept. 14.
The DOT said larvicide poses no health threat to humans, but recommended that persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions stay inside during the spraying.
Also, residents should remove outdoor furniture or wipe them down with soapy water before using them after the spraying culminates. Those who plan to keep their air conditioners on should set the vent to its closed position or select the re-circulate function.