Aerial mosquito spray scheduled for Craney Island

WAVY/Lavoy Harrell
WAVY/Lavoy Harrell

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Crabbe Aviation LLC will perform aerial mosquito spraying at Craney Island Monday, July 28.

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Portsmouth will conduct the spray between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. at federal and city properties on Craney Island.

The contractor will spray liquid mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae.

Beekeepers in the area do not need to take special action as the pesticide does not affect bees. Residents also do not need to take special precautions as the spraying will only be made over government property.

If conditions do not allow spraying July 28, it will be moved to Tuesday, July 29.

For more information about the spray operaction, call the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline at 757-393-8666.

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