July 24, 2023, Time for a reminder! Despite the extreme heat the risk of West Nile virus and encephalitis transmission from a mosquito bite is in play. 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. This is a clear indication that mosquito – borne virus transmission season is now. Citizens must take personal protective measures to avoid exposure to mosquito – borne diseases such as West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, ZIKA, Dengue and other mosquito – borne pathogens as the District engages operations to eliminate risks. It is imperative that citizens follow these simple guidelines recommended by the CDC and eliminate mosquito breeding sites near the home! Tip and Toss!

  • Apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (PMD) and apply as directed by 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.
  • 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” — 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


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

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