Lafayette

Feb 5, 2012 2:13 PM by Sharlee Barriere

Mosquito Spraying Starts in Lafayette

With mosquitoes cropping up around the Lafayette area because of recent warm and wet weather, spraying to control the pests is beginning.

Glenn Stokes of Mosquito Control Contractors Inc. said the company is sending crews to Carencro and to Ridge Road in the Lafayette area to begin spraying for the first time in 2012.

The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/zT2Ena) that Stokes said spraying wasn't needed during 2011 until mid-March. He said this year marks only the time since 2002 that spraying has been done in the area during February.

"We're doing stuff that ordinarily starts in March, so we're a month-and-a-half ahead of last year's schedule, and that's only because of the weather," he said.

Though there are now more mosquitoes around, Stokes said that could change. Mosquitoes, he said, have a 30-day life cycle, so if the weather gets colder and drier, chances are the current generation will die off without reproducing.

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