Iberia Parish News:

Courthouse Building
300 Iberia Street, Suite 400
New Iberia, LA 70560-4543

Phone: 337-365-8246

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard – Mosquito Abatement District -  8/13/2020

For more information contact: Herff Jones

PRESS RELEASE August 13, 2020 Now is the peak transmission for mosquito - borne encephalitis diseases such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis and Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The District will conduct ground and aerial spray operations as dictated by mosquito surveillance. The Iberia Parish Mosquito Control District urges citizens to protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito borne diseases! It is imperative that citizens keep insect repellent handy, wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors and get rid of mosquito breeding sites near the home! Residents throughout the Parish are urged to follow these simple guidelines recommended by the CDC!

• Apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and apply as directed on the label!

• Protect children sensitive to insect bites with repellent and cover exposed skin --- there are many preparations sold in drug stores and camping sections of local stores that are formulated for adults as well as children.

• Wear Light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors particularly at


• Avoid wearing perfumes or colognes when outside for prolonged periods.

• Drain all sources of standing water near your home (i.e. cans, barrels, planters, tires, containers and tarps).

• Keep all pools, spas, bird baths, ponds and fountains clean and free of debris.

• Maintain tight fitting screens on doors and windows.

• Don’t FEED the storm drains! Sweep up lawn clippings, leaves and tree limbs from sidewalks and driveways.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems feel free to contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Please visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control”. For more information about West Nile Virus and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

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