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Mosquito abatement operations scheduled ahead of Sugar Cane Festival

Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 19:08:17-04

The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations early next week.

Officials say that operations will begin on the evenings of Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24 evenings ahead of the Sugar Cane Festival and the increase in outdoor activities as a result of the festival.

Operation will focus on the City of New Iberia and surrounding residential areas.

Residents are advised to keep insect repellent handy, wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors and get rid of mosquito breeding sites near the home. Operations are expected to begin near sunset and last approximately one and a half hours, weather permitting.

Only hypersensitive individuals or persons that wish to avoid all exposure to chemicals in the designated spray areas should refrain from outdoor activities; otherwise all other citizens can proceed with normal outdoor activities.

Citizens will notice low flying aircraft. Officials say that if the aircraft is overhead do not attempt to follow the path of the aircraft. Below are the dates and locations in which the operations will be conducted.

  • Monday September 23, 2019 during evening hours. Operations will focus in Hubertville / Jeanerette specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., E. Hwy 90 and all points in between.
  • Tuesday September 24, 2019 during evening hours. Operations will focus in the City of New Iberia and surrounding residential areas. Areas include City Park, Sugarena, Isle of Iberia and Downtown New Iberia, Sugar Mill Rd., Mullins Rd. and West Admiral Doyle Dr. as well as all points in between.