NORFOLK — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Monday at federal properties on Craney Island and adjacent city properties.
Crabbe Aviation, LLC will conduct the aerial spraying between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The contractor will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to spray liquid mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae.
Beekeepers in the affected areas do not need to take special precautions, as the pesticide used does not affect bees.
If conditions don’t allow spraying Monday, the inclement weather date is Tuesday, July 29.
The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, will provide continuous updates on Monday’s aerial mosquito spraying.