Hampton crews spraying areas of city for mosquitoes

In this Jan. 18, 2016 photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus linked to brain damage in babies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton crews will be spraying down certain areas of the city this evening for mosquitoes.

The areas will include Briarfield, Aberdeen Gardens, Rip Rap Road and Cherry Acres.

City officials say the spraying is done around dusk to minimize any impact on beneficial insects.

Residents who want to help are being asked to dump containers of standing water or adding bio-control larvicides to standing water.

A mosquito spray hotline is available at 757-727-8415.

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