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City of Opelousas releases schedule for mosquito spraying

Posted: 3:47 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 16:47:01-04

The City of Opelousas has announced plans to spray for mosquitos over the next few days.

Officials say that over the last couple of weeks of heavy rains that have left pockets of standing water, and humid weather has produced conditions of increased in mosquito reproduction.

Due to this increase, the city has released a schedule for mosquito abatement this week. Those dates include.

  •  Mon, Oct 8 – ZONE 1 & ZONE 4
  •  Tues, Oct 9 – ZONE 2 & ZONE 3 (pending weather)
  • Wed, Oct 10 – ZONE 2 & ZONE 3 (if needed)

A Map has been provided:

Map of Opelouas Mosquito Abatement
Map of Opelouas Mosquito Abatement / City of Opelousas

Below is information provided by the City of Opelousas on spraying in the city.

  • Ground ULV spray truck operations comprise the bulk of our pesticide-based tactics for the control of mosquitoes.
  • Ground ULV spray trucks are calibrated to spray at 15 miles per hour and use primarily water-based adulticides such as Aqua-Reslin.
  • All of the chemicals we use for our Mosquito Control are approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for the control of insect pest.
  • We would ask that when you see mosquito trucks out spraying, please go inside for about 30 minutes. Drivers are instructed to cut off the spray machine if people are standing by the road.
  • Chemicals used have come a long way in being environmentally friendly and are safe to humans, pets, and plants when applied correctly still they are pesticides and we do not recommend you run behind, play, or stand in the spray.