NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two mosquito treatments for the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in the opening weeks of September.
The first treatment, scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 3, is the aerial spraying of granular larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae in the area. Beekeepers in the area do not need to keep bees covered during spraying operations, as the chemical used does not affect bees.
On Sept. 7, the Norfolk District and the City of Portsmouth will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying over federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area in Portsmouth. A contractor will commence the aerial spraying between 4 p.m. and 8 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 Sept. 7, the backup date is Sept. 8.
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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