Mosquito larvae spraying set for Saturday Oct 14 at Craney Island

Norfolk District Public Affairs Office
Published Oct. 12, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District, will conduct aerial mosquito treatment on Saturday Oct 14, over federal property on Craney Island in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC, will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to conduct a mosquito larvicide aerial treatment; weather permitting.

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the contractor will spray liquid mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae at federal properties on Craney Island. 

Beekeepers in the affected areas do not need to take special precautions, as the pesticide used does not affect bees.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Saturday, the inclement weather date is Sunday the 15th.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, provides continuous updates on all aerial mosquito spraying in the area.