Marked increase of floodwater mosquitoes calls for expanded control measures. The Iberia Parish Mosquito Control District will conduct aerial operations this evening (6/5) and Thursday (6/6) to address identified mosquito populations. It is imperative that citizens follow these simple guidelines recommended by our District and the CDC. Wear repellent as the label directs, avoid activity at Dawn & Dusk, wear light colored clothing to cover exposed skin and eliminate mosquito breeding sites near the home!

If weather allows, aerial operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one (1.5) and one-half hours. The District will make every effort to reduce the biting mosquito populations.

Wednesday (6/5) Lydia Grand Marais, Bayou Jack, College Rd., Darnall Rd., Patoutville Rd. and all points in between.

Thursday (6/6) Avery Island, operations will focus solely on Avery Island.

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!

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, 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 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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