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.

The Iberia Parish Mosquito Control District will conduct aerial operations Wednesday (8/16) and Friday (8/18) evenings to address identified mosquito populations.

Citizens must take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites to reduce the risks of West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and other mosquito – borne pathogens as the District engages operations.

It is imperative that citizens follow these simple guidelines recommended by 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!

Aerial operations will begin near sunset each evening and last no more than one (1.0) hour.

Operations this evening (8/16) will focus in the City of Jeanerette and Friday (8/18) evening operations will focus in North Freyou vicinity.

Tonight (8/16) Jeanerette, specifically, north to south E. Adm. Doyle to Linden Plantation Rd., east to west St. Peters Rd. to N. Hubertville Rd. and all points in between.

Friday (8/18) N. Freyou, specifically, north to south. E. Adm. Doyle to Hwy. 90, east to west Darnell Rd. to Blanchard Rd. and all points in between.

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!

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365- 4933.

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For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit and

For information regarding pesticides (Naled) used for aerial spraying visit or

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

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