District schedules mosquito management spraying for Craney Island for Wednesday

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published Aug. 16, 2021

Aerial Spraying

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th over the federal property on Craney Island.

Eastern Aviation LLC – the district’s contractor – will spray granular larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae in the area.

Targeting developing larvae, the treatment will be sprayed by a dust-cropper-style aircraft. If weather conditions prevent spraying on August 18th, the makeup date is August 19th.

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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