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Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Oct. 30

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Oct. 29, 2013
Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

NORFOLK — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct the final joint aerial mosquito spraying of the season Wednesday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC of Mechanicsville, Va. will conduct the aerial spraying between 4:30 and 7 p.m. in areas north of state Route 164, weather permitting.

The contractor will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft, to spray Trumpet EC, a formulation of Dibrom, which will target adult mosquitoes.

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 Wednesday, the inclement weather date is Friday, Nov. 1.

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