Heavy rains from tropical rains, Hurricanes Laura and Delta have produced tremendous mosquito populations across southwest Louisiana. GOHSEP and FEMA have issued a mission directive for United States Air Force (910th Airwing) C-130 aerial mosquito spraying. Operations will be conducted over 7 parishes: Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette and Vermilion. Operations will begin Tuesday (10/20) evening in Cameron parish. Further messaging will go out regarding the exact evening the 910th will conduct operations in Iberia. 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 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, when scheduled 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