Portsmouth, Corps to spray for mosquitoes at Craney Island

Published Sept. 18, 2018

Aerial Spraying
Aerial Spraying
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 180801-A-BJ794-001
NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Thursday, Sept. 20, over federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC of Mechanicsville, Va., will conduct the aerial spraying between 3 and 10 p.m. in areas north of State Route 164, weather permitting.

Beekeepers in the affected areas should keep bees covered during spraying operations, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Thursday, the backup date is Friday, Sept. 21.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, will provide continuous updates on the aerial mosquito spraying.