Craney Island aerial mosquito treatment pushed to midweek

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 25, 2020

Aerial Spraying

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rescheduled today's aerial mosquito treatment over federal property on Craney Island to Wednesday, July 1.

The granular mosquito larvicide treatment will be sprayed by a dust-cropper style aircraft from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to target developing mosquito larvae. If conditions don’t allow for spraying, the inclement weather date is Thursday.

Beekeepers in affected areas do not need to keep bees covered during spraying operations, as the chemical used does not affect bees.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline provides continuous updates on all aerial mosquito spraying in the area and can be reached at 757-393-8666.

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