IBERIA PARISH MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT
611 OLD CENTRAL TAXIWAY
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA 70560
Ph. (337) 365-4933
Fax: (337) 364-8063
Herff M.P. Jones C. Renee Pellerin
Director Assistant Director
June 23, 2015
The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings targeting, Lydia / Laurent, Jeanerette, Coteau, Delcambre, Migues, Loreauville, Sugar Oaks and surrounding areas to address elevated floodwater mosquito populations. The District is urging citizens to protect themselves and the little ones 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!
Aerial operations will be Wednesday (6/24), Thursday (6/25) and Friday (6/26) evenings if weather conditions are favorable. Operations will begin near sunset and last approximately two (2.5) and one half hours.
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 look up to stare or attempt to follow the path of the aircraft. The aircraft is traveling quickly and will be out of the area in a brief period!
Aerial operations will begin Wednesday evening targeting (zones 4b, 5, 6 & 7) the Port of Iberia & Lydia, specifically Diver Dr., Curtis Ln., Port Rd. to E. Hwy. 90, Whitney & David Dr. as well as Bayou Jack, Pampie Ln., Laurent Rd. to Weeks Canal, John Lewis & Davis Rd. and all points in between. The same evening operations will focus in Jeanerette, specifically from the St. Mary parish line, Pecan Ln., Rightway Rd., Hwy. 90 & Back Rd. in the east to Sorrel Rd., Old Jeanerette Rd., Hwy. 182, Darnall Rd., and Ozenne Rd. in the west as well as all points in between.
Thursday evening operations will (zones 1, 2, 3 & 4a) target Delcambre & Migues, specifically, south of Lake Peigneur, Delcambre, R. Esponge, Longside Rd., Andras, BJ Estelle Dr., Avery Island Rd., Creighton Broussard and all points in between. Further operations that evening will encompass Coteau, specifically, Acadiana Regional Airport, Coteau Rd., Jefferson Island Rd., Valery Rd., & First Acres in the east to the Parish line, Joe Viator Rd., Romero Rd., Hwy. 90 and all point in between.
Operations Friday evening (zones 9 & 10) will encompass Coteau Holmes, Walet, Dugas & Vincent Rd. to Mestayer, Caroline, Boston & Joe Oubre Rd. and Bayou Teche, Bayou to Bayou & Shu Fly Ln. to Loreauville, Suard & Castille Rd. as well as all points in between. Operations will continue (zones 11, 12 & 17) to Sugar Oaks & Morbihan, specifically St. Martinville parish line, Lucerne Dr., Daspit Rd. to Tony, Marshfield & Ed Provost Rd. as well as Jacqueline Dr. & Sugar Mill Rd. to Belle Place, Hwy. 86, Trahan Rd. and all points in between.
• 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 DAWN and DUSK.
• Avoid wearing perfumes or colognes when outside for prolonged periods.
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” --- like us on Facebook for the latest. For more information about West Nile Virus and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.
Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140