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Iberia Parish to conduct aerial mosquito abatement

Mosquito
Posted at 4:33 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 17:33:07-04

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations this week to address persistent mosquito populations.

Operations will take place Thursday, October 1, through Saturday, October 3.

Thursday, October 1 - Jeanerette and surrounding areas: Specifically Patoutville Rd. to St. Peter Rd., Hwy 90 to Camors Ln., Old Jeanerette Rd., E. Admiral Doyle Dr., Canal St., Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Linden Rd., and all points in between.

Friday, October 2 - Coteau Holmes: Operations will encompass Gondron, Oday, Harold Landry west to Rodrigue Rd. and all points in between.

Saturday, October 3 - Sugar Oaks: Operations will focus in Sugar Oaks, Daspit, Interlaken, Vida Shaw, Loreauville and Ed Broussard.

If weather conditions are favorable, operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one and a half hours.

Officials say if you must be outdoors during these times to wear repellent, cover exposed skin, and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active. Repellents with 30% DEET or less are labeled for use on children 2 yeras or older when applied according to instructions and by a parent.

During this time, 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!

Anyone with questions can contact the office at 337-365-4933. Visit iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on 'Mosquito Control,' or like the district on Facebook for the latest information.

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