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Iberia Parish to conduct aerial mosquito spraying operations

Posted at 8:52 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 09:52:29-04

The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District says it will conduct aerial operations to address hurricane related mosquito populations in the parish.

The operations will take place in the evening hours of September 4th, 5th, and 8th.

Operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one and one-half hours (1.5). During this period, 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 the district says that residents should 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

See the scheduled dates for spraying in the parish below:

  • Friday (9/4) operations will focus in Laurent / Grand Marais, Rynella, Migues, Lydia, Weeks Island Rd., College Rd., Collins Rd., Cora Ln. and all points in between.
  • Saturday (9/5) operations will focus in Jeanerette / St. Joe, specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., E. Hwy 90 and all points in between.
  • Tuesday (9/8) Delcambre & Rip Van Winkle, operations will focus in Delcambre, specifically, south of Lake Peigneur, R. Esponge, Bob Acres, Longside Rd., Andras, BJ Estelle Dr., Avery Island Rd., Segura Rd and all points in between.

Weather conditions are expected to be favorable for these operations, the district says.

The District is asking citizens that if they must be outdoors to wear repellent, cover exposed skin and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active. Also, remember repellents with 30% DEET or less are labeled for use on children 2 years or older when applied according to instructions and by a parent.

Anyone with questions or mosquito related problems can contact Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District at (337) 365- 4933.

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