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  • Mosquito control tax renewal on Nov. 6 ballot

    October 9, 2012 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 1.23 mill property tax to support a public agency that handles mosquito control in East Baton Route Parish is on the ballot for renewal in the Nov. 6 election. The tax millage for East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control would cost... more »
  • Iberia Parish Debates Mosquito Protection Tax

    August 22, 2012 11:23 PM

    Iberia Parish's mosquito protection program was on the line at Tuesday night's council meeting. A 1/4 cent sales tax pays for mosquito protection and drainage in the Parish, but some council members proposed dividing up the tax to pay for a levee. Right now Iberia Parish collects about $4... more »
  • West Nile: It Only Takes 1 Mosquito

    February 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Low numbers of mosquitoes won't protect you from West Nile virus, warns Louisiana's Office of Public Health. Although drought kept the mosquito population down last year in Calcasieu Parish, two residents came down with encephalitis or meningitis from the virus, according to a report in the... more »
  • Mosquito Spraying Starts in Lafayette

    February 5, 2012 2:13 PM

    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... more »
  • Mosquito Numbers on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 3:20 AM

    Recent wet weather in Acadiana has been perfect for mosquitoes, some places seeing a six-fold increase in the summer nuisance. "Mosquitoes are weather-driven, specifically rainfall," Glenn Stokes with Mosquito Control Contractors Incorporated, which handles mosquito abatement for Lafayette, Acadia and St. Mary Parishes. MCCI has increased nighttime spraying... more »
  • Mosquito Spraying Ahead of Trick or Treating

    October 29, 2010 6:29 PM

    Just a reminder for trick or treaters... keep repellent handy, protect exposed skin with repellent or cover with light colored clothing with long sleeves or pants. The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement district will conduct aerial operations, weather permitting, Saturday October 30, targeting the city of New Iberia and outlying areas... more »
  • Iberia Resident One of Two New West Nile Cases

    October 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 31. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Iberia parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which... more »
  • West Nile Found in Vermilion & Iberia Parishes

    October 7, 2010 10:32 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 27. The two new cases come from Iberia and Vermilion parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the... more »
  • Human Case of West Nile in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    There's a human case of west nile virus in Iberia Parish. It's one of two new cases in the state, which brings this year's total to 25. The other is in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • West Nile Virus Activity in Iberia Parish

    September 21, 2010 4:43 PM

    LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Labratory reported positive West Nile virus activity in Iberia Parish surveillance mosquito pools. No human cases have been reported in Iberia Parish, but health officials ask residents to be on alert and protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito borne diseases. The state department... more »
  • New Cases of West Nile

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 19. The seven new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • 3 New Cases-DHH Urges Take Precautions Against Mosquitos

    August 4, 2010 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health department confirms three new cases of West Nile virus - two serious infections that can damage the brain or spinal cord, and one without any symptoms. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the year's total so far to three serious... more »
  • New Iberia Aerial Mosquito Abatement July 15

    July 14, 2010 12:02 PM

    New Iberia aerial mosquito abatement starts Thursday 45 min prior to sunset and will last for 2.5 hours.
  • Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

    June 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    Recent rain isn't bringing just water. Glenn Stokes Jr., General Manager at Mosquito Control Contractors, Inc., said "We see spikes in the population three to five days after we have big rains." The water is like a magnet for mosquitoes, but Acadiana company--Mosquito Control Contractors---... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    September 24, 2009 8:09 AM

    State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »

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