Corps to spray for mosquitos at Craney Island Sept. 28

Norfolk District
Published Sept. 27, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct aerial mosquito treatment over federal property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area on Friday, Sept. 28th.

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 Friday, the inclement weather date is Saturday, Sept. 29.

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