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Mosquito spraying continues this week in Iberia Parish

Mosquito
Posted at 9:55 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 10:55:52-04

The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District says that nuisance mosquito populations caused by abundant floodwater post Hurricane Laura remain the their primary focus.

Mosquito spraying operations are expected to continue in the parish to bring these populations under control.

On Wednesday night, September 9, aerial operations will be conducted in Coteau Holmes. On Thursday, September 10, aerial spraying operations will be conducted in Sugar Oaks.

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.

If weather conditions are favorable, the district says that 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 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.

See the full spraying schedule below:

  • Wednesday (9/9) night (Coteau Holmes) operations will encompass Gondron, Oday, Harold Landry west to Rodrigue Rd. and all points in between.
  • Thursday (9/10) night (Sugar Oaks) operations will focus in Sugar Oaks, Daspit, Interlaken, Vida Shaw, Loreauville and Ed Broussard.

Residents with questions or mosquito related problems, should contact the Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District office at (337) 365-4933 or go online to www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control”

Any questions after office hours should be directed to Herff Jones at (337) 380-7140.

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