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.
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 www.cdc.gov