Southeast Va. City to Spray for Mosquitoes

March 29, 2010

Chesapeake officials say the city plans to begin aerial spraying to kill mosquito larvae.

The city says that the flights will be conducted over woods and other areas where standing water can be found. They'll take place five days this week, weather permitting.

The chemicals prevent the mosquito larvae from becoming adult mosquitoes, but aren't toxic to humans, bees, butterflies, dragonflies or other species, according to a city news release.

Residents also are being asked to check their yards for standing water and to empty containers and other items to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.

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