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Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement to Conducts Aerial Operations

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations tonight Thursday evening and Friday (7/30) evening to address West Nile Virus (WNV) activity detected in mosquito samples.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 8:49 AM

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations tonight Thursday evening and Friday (7/30) evening to address West Nile Virus (WNV) activity detected in mosquito samples. Mosquito sample testing is continuous throughout the mosquito season as an element of our disease surveillance program. 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. Operations are completely dependent on favorable weather conditions. 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!

Tonight, Thursday (7/29) operations will proceed east to west from Rodere canal and Hwy. 90 to Valery Rd. and Lake Peigneur. North to south from Jefferson Island Rd. to Derouen Rd. as well as Avery Island Rd., L. Theriot, Hwy. 14, Rynella park and all points in between.

Friday (7/30) operations will focus on Sugar Oaks, Loreauville and surrounding areas such as Daspit, Vida Shaw, Bayou to Bayou, Choupique Rd., Blackline and all points in between.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Please like us on Facebook for the latest, visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control” for more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases, pesticides for mosquito control such as Naled and please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

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

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