US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Craney Island mosquito spraying scheduled for Oct. 13

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Oct. 9, 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 Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.

Crabbe Aviation, LLC, will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to conduct two aerial sprayings, weather permitting:

  • Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the contractor will spray liquid mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae at federal properties on Craney Island.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.,  the contractor will spray Trumpet EC, a formulation of Dibrom, which will target adult mosquitoes in areas north of state Route 164.

During the spraying period 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., beekeepers in the affected areas (properties adjacent to Craney Island and the Churchland area of Portsmouth) should keep bees covered, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.

If conditions don’t allow spraying Tuesday, the inclement weather date is Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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