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NYSDEC - Mothballs Not To Be Used To Repel Animals And Wildlife

Use Pesticides Responsibly, Read the Label!

Every year the NYSDEC Bureaus of Pest Management and Law Enforcement receive dozens of complaints regarding the use of mothballs to repel domestic animals and wildlife in urban settings. Label directions state mothballs are to be used in tightly closed containers to kill clothes moths and other fabric pests. Mothballs are not effective in keeping “unwanted visitors” out of vegetable and flower gardens, interior walls of buildings and/or drop ceilings.

Besides, the use of mothballs in any manner other than is listed on the pesticide label is illegal and dangerous!

Why Should I Be Concerned?

  • mothball active ingredients are either paradichlorobenzene or naphthalene
  • the vapors from mothballs are toxic 
  • Incorrect use and long-term exposure may cause health problems, harm children and contaminate soil, water, and plants 

To learn more about mothballs visit the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).

Questions? We’re here:  pestmgt@dec.ny.gov  or  518-402-8748


Kings Park Farmers Market & Smithtown Animal Shelter Announce Adopt Dinah Campaign

 Join  the “Adopt Dinah Campaign”

Best Friend Alert!

Come Meet Dinah & Friends at the Kings Park Farmers Market!

Share Far & Wide! We are asking for Community Outreach! Please share to Social Media personal, Fan & Group Pages… One of your shares can reach Dinah’s FUTURE FAMILY!

Dinah loves to run & can jump up to 6 feet!

Dinah is Strong - good with little kids but can knock them over, so kids over 12 would be best.

Loves to play with toys.

Dinah may get along with another dog - a meet & greet with your family dog would be necessary. Dinah is strong!

No cats or small mammals (bunnies/ferrets, etc) No issues with food aggression No issues with people aggression Can pull on leash so needs to be a strong person walking her.

Ideally an experienced dog owner would be best! 

If you visit the shelter you will find Dinah is very excited to see visitors. Dinah is a sweet girl who loves her toys, and being with people. She is a social magnet!

Dinah is very active and will do best with an active adult family, such as walkers, runners, hikers, bicylclists, Dinah is up for the challenge! She is playful and smart, and very easily to trained. 

She weighs approximately 60 lbs

Is a bull terrier /shep mix 

Breed: Bull Terrier

Secondary Breed: Corgi

Age: Adult

Gender: Female

Size: Medium

Location: Smithtown Animal Shelter

Primary Color: Brown or Chocolate

Secondary Color: White or Cream

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Shots: Current 

Questions? Contact the Smithtown Animal Shelter

410 E Main St

Smithtown, New York

(631) 360-7575


Kings Park Farmers Market, Municipal Lot and 25A: 9am-2pm