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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Langley plans aerial spraying for mosquitoes Tuesday night from a C-130 plane

Mosquito

July 31, 2017 - The 757th Airlift Squadron will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island Tuesday night, Aug. 1.  In case of bad weather, spraying will  be take place Wednesday, Aug. 2.

In a news release, the Air Force said a C-130 Hercules equipped will begin spraying after sunset to minimize impact to non-target insects such as bees, and to decrease exposure to personnel within the application area. 

Hampton has its own contract for aerial spraying when needed, but regularly sprays from a truck in selected areas, based on field surveillance (trapping). 

James Watson, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management supervisor, said that although the insecticide being used by Langley is relatively safe for humans and pets, those with allergies or respiratory concerns should remain indoors during aerial spraying operations. It is also recommended that small children remain indoors as their respiratory systems are not fully developed and are more susceptible to irritation. 

To learn more about the Langley spraying, visit http://www.jble.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1257972/633-abw-battles-mosquitos-calls-in-757-airlift-squadron/.  You can also go online to learn more about spraying for mosquitoes in the city.





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