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LCG gives tips on mosquito control to residents

Mosquito
Posted at 11:14 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:14:54-04

LCG is reminding residents in the parish about helping control the mosquito population.

Lafayette Consolidated Government says it contracts with Mosquito Control Services which traps mosquitoes throughout the parish. A high mosquito count and the type of mosquito are taken into consideration to determine where and how often to spray.

Residents noticing an unusual number of mosquitoes can call 337-593-0123 to request service.

Ways to control mosquitoes around the home:

Mosquitoes are attracted to and breed in standing water. Officials request that residents dispose of water sources to decrease the mosquito population.

Likely places around the home that hold standing water are below:

  • Flower pot saucers
  • Open garbage cans
  • Clogged gutters
  • Buckets
  • Toys left outside
  • Old tires
  • Kid pools: cover with a fitted pool cover, empty often and refill with fresh water.
  • Bird baths: empty often and refill with fresh water.

Yard debris also attracts mosquitoes. LCG asks that resident keep tall grass trimmed down and haul clippings and raked leaves to the curb for pick up.

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