District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for July 19

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
Published July 18, 2022

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying tomorrow, July 19 over federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area in Portsmouth. This treatment is the backup treatment that did not occur on July 10-16 due to unfavorable conditions.

A contractor will commence the aerial spraying at dusk, between 7 p.m. and 8:30 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 Friday, the backup date is Wednesday, July 20.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, will provide continuous updates on the aerial mosquito spraying.