Aerial mosquito spraying in Portsmouth

Posted at 1:57 PM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 09:58:46-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Get ready for mosquito spraying in Portsmouth.

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Portsmouth will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying on Monday, August 12 at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties, and the Churchland area north of state Route 164.

Weather permitting, the aerial spraying will be conducted between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Crabbe Aviation L.L.C. will use an Air Tractor, a fixed-wing aircraft, to spray Trumpet EC, a formulation of Dibrom, to target flying adult mosquitoes.

The plane will conduct low-flying spray operations in the area.

Beekeepers in the area should keep their bees covered during the spraying operations and people with known allergic reactions are advised to stay indoors.

If weather conditions do not allow the spraying on Monday, the inclement weather date is Tuesday, August 13.

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