District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for Aug 27

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published Aug. 26, 2021
Updated: Aug. 26, 2021

Aerial Spraying

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 2 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27th, over the federal property at 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 Aug. 27, a new date will be announced. 

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.

For updates on scheduled spraying, please follow us on Facebook at @NAOonFB and on Twitter at @norfolkdistrict.