What you need to know about mosquito control in Hampton Roads cities

Posted at 3:23 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-26 18:19:10-04


The City of Chesapeake posts updated information daily on their website on where they will be spraying for mosquitoes.

Virginia Beach:

Virginia Beach crews provide ditch maintenance services to prevent mosquito egg laying and maturing, and treat standing water against immature mosquitoes. Crews also spray in areas of the City where there are large populations of adult mosquitoes. There is no schedule posted to their website with information on where they will be spraying. However, they do provide an opportunity to request spraying in your area.


Public Health maintains a hotline during mosquito season that will be updated weekly (with increased frequency as needed) with the listings of dates, times and locations of mosquito fogging in the city. Citizens may access this hotline by calling 757-683-2914, option #4. All spraying is done weather permitting.


Portsmouth crews spray on an as-needed basis. Trap counts, mosquito populations, reported problems, and physical findings, determines the need to spray.


The City of Suffolk keeps an updated map to show scheduled ground spraying. You can see which areas are scheduled, which have already been treated, and request service for your area.

Newport News:

The Vector Control Section of Public Works conducts citywide mosquito fogging operations as needed.


In the event that Adult Mosquito Control is implemented, the City of Hampton has two methods of contact for daily information regarding what locations are being treated. The main point of contact is the Mosquito Control Hotline (757-727-8415). This hotline gives the date, approximate time and the communities that are scheduled for treatment. It is updated regularly during spray season and directs callers to the alternative contact method, dialing 311 for additional questions or concerns which the hotline does not address.