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Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 10

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Aug. 6, 2015
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday, Oct. 13, over federal property at Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area of Portsmouth.

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday, Oct. 13, over federal property at Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area of Portsmouth.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Monday, Aug. 10, at federal properties on Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC will conduct the aerial spraying between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting.

The Corps 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 harm bees.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Monday, the inclement weather date is Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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