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Acadia Parish to begin aerial mosquito sprayings Wednesday

Posted at 10:23 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:27:12-04

Aerial mosquito sprayings will begin on Wednesday night in Acadia Parish.

The Acadia Parish Police Jury announced that aerial operations would begin on October 14 to address mosquito problems in the parish.

The police jury says that due to Hurricane Delta, Acadia Parish has seen an increase in floodwater mosquito populations.

On Tuesday night, the Police Jury voted at their monthly meeting to address the issue through aerial application.

Residents are encouraged to cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent when outdoors.

Those residents who are spray-sensitive should seek shelter during the applications.

Here are some tips from the EPA:

  • Stay indoors with the windows closed during spraying.
  • Do not allow children to play outdoors for four hours following spraying.
  • If you are outdoors when spraying takes place and come in contact with the chemical, rinse your skin and eyes with water.
  • Cover outside items like furniture and grills before the spraying takes place. Bring pets and items like pet food dishes and children’s toys indoors. Rinse any uncovered items left outside during spraying.
  • If you think you have had a reaction to the spraying of naled, talk to your doctor or call the regional Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

To read more about naled, the active ingredient in the chemical most parishes use, click here.

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