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Iberia Parish to conduct mosquito spraying operations this week

Mosquito
Posted at 8:58 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 09:58:11-04

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

The aerial sprayings will take place in the evening hours of Monday (10/5), Tuesday (10/6) and Wednesday (10/7).

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.

Weather conditions are expected to be favorable for operations which will begin near sunset and last approximately one and one-half hours (1.5).

During this period, the district says that 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 during these operations. If the aircraft is overhead, the District says that citizens 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.

Spraying will take place on following dates:

  • Monday (10/5) operations will focus in Laurent / Grand Marais, Rynella, Migues, Lydia, Weeks Island Rd., College Rd., Collins Rd., Cora Ln. and all points in between.
  • Tuesday (10/6) 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.
  • Wednesday (10/7) Acadian Acres & the City of New Iberia, operations will encompass Acadian Acres, Squirrel Run, the City of New Iberia, Morbihan, Mullens Rd., Willow Bend and all points in between.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact the District office at (337) 365-4933 or visit www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control”

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