Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Aug. 29, 2012

NORFOLK -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Portsmouth will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Aug. 29, at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the north Churchland area (Route 164) in Portsmouth, Va.

The contractor, Crabbe Aviation LLC, will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing, low-flying aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to spray Trumpet EC, a formulation of Dibrom, to target flying adult mosquitoes. 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 Aug. 29, the inclement weather date is Thursday, Aug. 30.

Call Portsmouth’s Mosquito Hotline at 757-393-8666, for updates on the spraying operations.