Iberia Parish News:

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

Phone: 337-365-8246

From Parish President M. Larry Richard - Upcoming Plans for Aerial Mosquito Spraying -  8/23/2022
Mosquito Control

For more information contact:

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (LADDL), has reported West Nile Virus activity in mosquito samples submitted for testing by the Iberia Parish Mosquito Control District.

Citizens must take personal protective measures to avoid exposure to mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV), St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), ZIKA, Dengue and other mosquito-borne pathogens as the District engages operational interventions to eliminate risks.

The District will conduct aerial spray operations to support ground spray operations over the next weeks.

Unfortunately, weather forecasts are not immediately favorable.

Flight decisions will be dictated by proper weather conditions.

Below are our planned sorties beginning near sundown and lasting approximately one (1) hour

During this period, only hypersensitive individuals or persons that wish to avoid all exposure to chemicals in the designated spray area should refrain from outdoor activities; otherwise all other citizens can proceed with normal outdoor activities!

Citizens will notice low flying aircraft --- If the aircraft is overhead DO NOT attempt to follow the path of the aircraft.

The aircraft is traveling quickly and will be out of the area in a brief period!

Jeanerette/ St. Joe, specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., Burleigh Park, Jeanerette High School and all points in between.

Delcambre & Rip Van Winkle, specifically, south of Lake Peigneur, R. Esponge, Bob Acres, Longside Rd., Andras, BJ Estelle Dr., Avery Island Rd., Segura Rd. and all points in between.

Laurent, Lydia, Sugar Oaks and Loreauville, specifically Port of Iberia, Lydia, Bayou Jack, Grand Marais, Pesson, Curtis Ln., areas east of Avery Island, Old Jeanerette Rd., then southeast to Hwy. 90 and 80 Arpent Rd. as well as Loreauville, surrounding areas such as Daspit, Vida Shaw, Bayou to Bayou, Blackline and all points in between.

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 http://www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on "Mosquito Control" --- like us on Facebook for the latest.

For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito - borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

For information regarding pesticides (Naled®) used for aerial spraying visit https://www.epa.gov or https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/naled-mosquito-control

Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140

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