Craney Island mosquito spraying this week

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Portsmouth, Va. – Mosquito spraying is happening this week.

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

Crabbe Aviation, LLC of Mechanicsville, VA will conduct the aerial spraying between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. in areas north of state Route 164, weather permitting. If conditions do not allow for the aerial spraying on Tuesday, the inclement weather date is Wednesday, August 13.

Beekeepers in the affected areas should keep bees covered during spraying operations, and people with known allergies should stay indoors.

In addition to the aerial spraying, Portsmouth Mosquito Control will be fogging throughout the city today and tomorrow.

For spray schedule updates, citizens should call the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline at 393-8666.