Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled

Norfolk District Public Affairs Office
Published Aug. 7, 2012

NORFOLK -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Portsmouth will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., August 10, at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the north Churchland area in Portsmouth, Va.

The contractor, Crabbe Aviation LLC, will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to spray granular mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae. Beekeepers are asked to keep their bees covered during the spraying operations in their particular area. People with known allergic reactions are advised to stay indoors.

If conditions don’t allow spraying August 10, the inclement weather date is Saturday, Aug. 11.

Call the Portsmouth’s Mosquito Hotline at 757-393-8666 for more details about the spray operations.