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Norfolk District schedules mosquito spraying over Craney Island

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published Aug. 16, 2016
Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA), also known as Craney Island, is the “Jewel in the Port of Hampton Roads.” Since its construction in 1957, Craney Island’s centralized location provides a low-cost placement option for material dredged from Hampton Roads navigation channels, as well as from private dredging projects.

NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct aerial mosquito spraying tomorrow over federal property on Craney Island. 

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Crabbe Aviation, LLC will spray liquid mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae at federal properties on Craney Island. 

The contractor will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft similar to a dust cropper, to conduct aerial spraying. 

Beekeepers in the affected areas do not need to take special precautions, as the larvicide does not affect bees. 

If conditions don’t allow spraying tomorrow, the inclement weather date is Thursday. 

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