The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has announced that they will conduct an aerial mosquito treatment on Monday, October 21st, over federal property on Craney Island, weather permitting. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the contractor will use a fixed-wing aircraft to spray granular mosquito larvicide to target developing mosquito larvae. Per the Norfolk District, beekeepers in the affected areas do not need to take special precautions as the chemical used does not affect bees. If conditions do not allow spraying on Monday, the inclement weather date is Tuesday, October 22nd. For updates on mosquito spraying, please call the Portsmouth Mosquito Hotline at 393-8666. The Street Sweeping Division Collects Three Million Pounds of Debris The Department of Public Works Street Sweeping Division completed the third round of scheduled street sweeping on September 27th. The team collected over three million pounds of debris from City streets from April 2019 to September 2019. That is three million pounds of debris that did not go into the storm drains, ditches, or the Elizabeth River. The Street Sweeping Program is part of the City's Stormwater Management Plan. All City-maintained streets with curbs and gutters are swept three times a year between April and October. In addition, from October to March, the Street Sweeping crews will be sweeping the City at least two more times as weather conditions allow. The scheduled street sweeping of neighborhoods will resume in April 2020 with the schedule posted to the City's social media pages and website. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at 393-8666.
By: Aerial Mosquito Spraying