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Aerial mosquito spraying tonight in Portsmouth

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Oct 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-30 11:08:25-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Get ready for more aerial mosquito spraying this week in Portsmouth.

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

Crabbe Aviation L.L.C. of Mechanicsville, Virginia will conduct aerial spraying between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, weather permitting.

The contractor 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 affected areas should keep bees covered during the spraying operations and people with known allergic reactions should stay indoors.

If conditions do not allow spraying on Wednesday, October 30, the inclement weather date is Friday, November 1.

Updates for the aerial mosquito spraying will be available on the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline, 393-8666.