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Mosquitoes are a pain! There are ways to manage them, however, and we are educating residents on how to greatly reduce the mosquito population in Ocean Beach.
» Click here to see some tips on Reducing Mosquito Populations

Mosquito spraying is an additional measure that is taken to control these pests. Suffolk County Vector Control sprays the communities of Fire Island, including the Village of Ocean Beach, as needed during the summer months. For more information on the process, the schedule, and to access the opt-out form, please go to this link: Suffolk County Vector/Mosquito Control

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And don't forget that a lot of insects are beneficial! Ladybugs, bees, dragonflies, praying mantises, spiders, and many other types of insects all eat their weight in aphids, mosquito larvae, and other pests. Educate yourself so you don't inadvertently kill your best friend!
VOBEC is a mayor-appointed commission whose purpose is to preserve and improve the quality of the natural and man-made environment within the Village in the face of population growth, urbanization, and technological change and their subsequent demands on natural resources. These areas of focus reflect this mission of maintaining and improving the quality of our life experience and our efforts to foster unified action on environmental problems.

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