From October 1 through October 3, Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosquito populations. The District is asking citizens If you must be outdoors --- wear repellent, cover exposed skin and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active. Also, remember repellents with 30% DEET or less are labeled for use on children 2 years or older when applied according to instructions and by a parent. If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one and one-half hours (1.5).
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!
Thursday, October 1 operations will focus in Jeanerette and surrounding areas, specifically Patoutville Rd. to St. Peter Rd., Hwy 90 to Camors Ln., Old Jeanerette Rd., E. Admiral Doyle Dr., Canal St., Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Linden Rd. and all points in between.
Friday, October 2 operations will focus in Coteau Holmes. Operations will encompass Gondron, Oday, Harold Landry west to Rodrigue Rd. and all points in between.
Saturday, October 3 operations will focus in Sugar Oaks, Daspit, Interlaken, Vida Shaw, Loreauville and Ed Broussard.
For questions or mosquito related problems, contact their office at (337) 365-4933. Visit www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control." 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.