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Iberia Parish Mosquito Control to Conduct Aerial Operations

The United States Air Force (910th Airwing) will be in Iberia parish airspace to conduct aerial mosquito spraying support missions beginning Friday.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 1:11 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2020 1:12 PM

The United States Air Force (910th Airwing) will be in Iberia parish airspace to conduct aerial mosquito spraying support missions beginning Friday October 23, 2020. All mosquito spraying operations will take place at night. We anticipate those operations to be Saturday and possibly Sunday. Aircraft during the daylight hours are flyover observation exercises. These operations are precise, safe and identical to our routine aerial spray operations we conduct throughout the regular mosquito season, just delivered from a much larger aircraft (Air Force C-130’s). If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately five hours (5).

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 large military 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!

USAF 910th operations, will target Iberia parish. Coteau Holmes, Loreauville, Sugar Oaks, Vida Shaw, Daspit, Coteau, Jeanerette, the City of New Iberia, Delcambre, Port of New Iberia, Lydia, Avery Island, Weeks Island and all points in between.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.
For information regarding pesticides (NaledÒ) 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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