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Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Sept. 7

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Sept. 5, 2014
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Friday, Sept. 26, over U.S. Army property at Craney Island in Portsmouth, Va.

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Friday, Sept. 26, over U.S. Army property at Craney Island in Portsmouth, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct aerial mosquito spraying Sunday, Sept. 7, over U.S. Army property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Va.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC will conduct the aerial spraying between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.

The Corps contractor will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to spray a dry granular 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 harm bees.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Sunday, the inclement weather date is Monday, Sept. 8.

The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, provides continuous updates on aerial mosquito spraying in the area.