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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jun 06

Public Works Begins Annual Mosquito Spraying

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 9:02 AM by Communications Department

Three days a week through October 3

On June 1, the Department of Public Works began its annual fogging operation to control the mosquito population in Newport News. Public Works uses truck-mounted fogging machines to maximize the spread of mosquito control products over large areas.mosquito_sc The mosquito control spray targets areas from dusk to dawn when they are most active to reduce adult mosquitoes. Fogging takes place three days per week through October 3, 2017. The concentration of spray operations varies based on mosquito surveillance activities.

Bee-keepers receive personal notification prior to spray operations as a precautionary measure to protect their bees. If spraying operations are cancelled due to weather related conditions such as rain, high winds, or extreme temperature, spraying will resume on the next scheduled day. Visit the Vector Control Operations and Maintenance website for more information.

The Vector Control Team also collaborates with the Peninsula Public Health Department by educating the residents concerning the history, symptoms, and prevention methods regarding the Zika Virus. A public information campaign will begin in July. For more information concerning the Zika Virus, please visit or