NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Wednesday, Oct. 7, over federal property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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 Wednesday, the inclement weather date is Thursday, Oct. 8.
The Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 757-393-8666, provides continuous updates on aerial mosquito spraying in the area.