Mosquito spraying next week for parts of the Peninsula, Portsmouth

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 6:00 PM

HAMPTON - Parts of the Peninsula and Portsmouth will get help battling mosquitoes.  

From 6:00 p.m. to dark on August 27, 28 and 29, a plane will spray at Langley Air Force Base, York County and cover Craney Island and areas around and including the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth.

Officials say the spraying should kill about 95 percent of the adult mosquito population and could remain deadly for up to two weeks.

Because of the chemical being used - Dibrom Concentrate - beekeepers should cover their bees and anyone with known allergies should stay inside.

Many people feel like it's a nearly impossible to keep the population down, especially with the stormy weather. Many localities are dealing with the aggressive Asian Tiger mosquito, which is most active during the way.

Mosquito Control officers remind you to help control mosquito breeding by eliminating standing water in flower pots, bird bathes, toys, and other areas of outside your home. 

You can also buy environmentally safe bacterial larvicide - available in most hardware stores - to kill the mosquito larvae.

 

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