Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District Our mission is the surveillance and control of mosquito-borne diseases as well as the abatement of nuisance mosquitoes.

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PRESS RELEASE10/1/21Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address elevated mosquit...
10/01/2021
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PRESS RELEASE

10/1/21

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address elevated mosquito populations weather permitting tonight (10/1), and continue next week Monday (10/4), Tuesday (10/5) and Wednesday (10/6). The District is asking citizens If you must be outdoors --- 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. We expect favorable weather conditions but are not guaranteed. 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!

Tonight (10/1) operations will focus on Jeanerette / St. Joe, specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., Burleigh Park, Jeanerette High School and all points in between.

Monday (10/4) operations with focus on Captain Cade / the City of New Iberia, specifically Coteau to the Parish lines, the airport, Isle of Iberia, Catholic High, Pepperplex to South Lewis and all points in between.

Tuesday (10/5) operations will focus on Rynella / Port of Iberia, specifically Hwy. 90 and E. Admiral Doyle Dr. south to Lydia and the Port of Iberia, Migues, Avery Island Rd. east to Darnell Rd. and all points in between.

Wednesday (10/6) operations will focus on Squirrel Run / Daspit, specifically Squirrel Run golf course, Sugarena, Acadian Acres, Duperier, City Park, N. Lewis St. and all points in between.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Please visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control” --- like us on Facebook for the latest. For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

For information regarding pesticides (Naled) used for aerial spraying visit www.epa.gov or
https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/naled-mosquito-control

Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140

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09/23/2021
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PRESS RELEASE
9/23/21

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address elevated mosquito populations over the weekend and Monday evenings. The District is asking citizens If you must be outdoors --- 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. We expect favorable weather conditions. 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!

Saturday (9/25) operation will focus in Laurent, Lydia, Sugar Oaks and Loreauville, specifically Port of Iberia, Lydia, Bayou Jack, Grand Marais, Pesson, Curtis Ln., areas east of Avery Island, Old Jeanerette Rd., then southeast to Hwy. 90 and 80 Arpent Rd. as well as Loreauville, surrounding areas such as Daspit, Vida Shaw, Bayou to Bayou, Blackline and all points in between.

Sunday (9/26) operations will focus in Delcambre & Rip Van Winkle, 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.

Monday (9/27) 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.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Please visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control” --- like us on Facebook for the latest. For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

For information regarding pesticides (Naled) used for aerial spraying visit www.epa.gov or

Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140

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09/21/2021

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It is vitally important in the current global pandemic to relieve public health stressors.  Mosquito and vector control ...
08/20/2021
World Mosquito Day to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Mosquito Control - American Mosquito Control Association

It is vitally important in the current global pandemic to relieve public health stressors. Mosquito and vector control programs are fully engaged in doing just that. Please recognize the important role these dedicated public health professionals serve in protecting the public health and continue to support their efforts.

Sacramento, CA. – In honor of World Mosquito Day, observed annually on August 20, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is working to increase awareness of the importance of mosquito control and encourages the public to visit the AMCA Web site, www.mosquito.org, for important mosquito i...

08/12/2021

Last night, when flying over the Bayou Liberty in Slidell, our airplane was spotlighted by an individual in a boat. This is incredibly dangerous for our pilots, as they are temporarily blinded which jeopardizes their safety. The incident was reported to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and they are investigating the incident. We want to make residents aware that it is a federal offense to spotlight or point lasers at any aircraft and does carry steep penalties.

Our pilots fly at low altitudes in order to treat mosquitoes and it is vital that they are able to see where they are travelling. Our in-flight software has the exact GPS location of each tower and structure within the parish so that our pilots are alerted to them, but it is essential that they are able to see as they approach these obstructions in their flight path. Our pilots are dedicated to serving the residents of St. Tammany and reducing the threat mosquitoes pose to our community. It is a job that is not without risk. Let’s not add to that risk by taking away one of their most essential tools – their sight.

Pictured below is our Chief Pilot Brandon Campbell.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is coming to a close, but our work at Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement goes on....
06/25/2021

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is coming to a close, but our work at Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement goes on. We constantly monitor the mosquito population of the parish, and these efforts inform our control operations. We conduct weekly field inspections as well as mosquito trapping. We submit thousands of mosquito samples every year to screen for mosquito-borne diseases. Our control efforts target both mosquito larvae and adults, and include manual treatments, truck sprays, and sprays from aircraft. Our staff members give presentations at state and national mosquito association meetings and we incorporate the latest information and technology into our programs. We coordinate with other mosquito control districts to conduct outreach programs. We are always vigilant in our efforts to protect the people of Iberia Parish from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease.

This morning was our outreach at the St. Peter branch of the Iberia Parish Public Library!  Iberia Parish Mosquito Abate...
06/24/2021

This morning was our outreach at the St. Peter branch of the Iberia Parish Public Library!

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement staff presented information on mosquito identification, disease transmission, mosquito development, mosquito predators, and the operation of our spray trucks. Education is very important to us. Mosquito control is not just about spraying mosquitoes. All of us can do our part. Be mindful of water-holding containers on your property. Protect yourself by wearing light-colored clothing and using insect repellent. And thank you for your support of the Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District.

Containers, Containers, ContainersIn the 1880’s, the first attempt to build the Panama Canal was underway, by the French...
06/23/2021

Containers, Containers, Containers

In the 1880’s, the first attempt to build the Panama Canal was underway, by the French. The jungle was alive with venomous snakes and spiders, but the biggest problems were malaria and yellow fever. At the time, it was not realized that these were transmitted by mosquitoes – in fact the lessons associated with building the Panama Canal led to this realization in the 1890’s. Ironically, the hospitals treating the victims often had potted plants, containing pools of water, which bred more mosquitoes. The yellow fever mosquito is a container breeder.

The Asian tiger mosquito arrived in Louisiana in the 1980’s, and is now common in many parts of the state. It is often active during the day and never strays very far from where it hatched. Where did it hatch? Most likely a container. These mosquitoes lay their eggs in most any water-holding container available – buckets, bird baths, blocked gutters, tires, even soda cans. Needless to say, such containers are most common near homes and businesses. If small, dark mosquitoes are biting you during the day, there’s a good chance their source is somewhere close by.

A small container can produce lots and lots of Asian tiger mosquitoes. Many of us, often absent-mindedly, leave buckets outside. This is not problem – as long as the bucket is upside down! A bird bath is not a problem – as long as the water is emptied out frequently. Water-holding containers are one of the biggest sources of mosquitoes – and by far the easiest for the average person to control. Container-breeding mosquitoes don’t have to be a plague. But all of us have to do our part.

Containers, Containers, Containers

In the 1880’s, the first attempt to build the Panama Canal was underway, by the French. The jungle was alive with venomous snakes and spiders, but the biggest problems were malaria and yellow fever. At the time, it was not realized that these were transmitted by mosquitoes – in fact the lessons associated with building the Panama Canal led to this realization in the 1890’s. Ironically, the hospitals treating the victims often had potted plants, containing pools of water, which bred more mosquitoes. The yellow fever mosquito is a container breeder.

The Asian tiger mosquito arrived in Louisiana in the 1980’s, and is now common in many parts of the state. It is often active during the day and never strays very far from where it hatched. Where did it hatch? Most likely a container. These mosquitoes lay their eggs in most any water-holding container available – buckets, bird baths, blocked gutters, tires, even soda cans. Needless to say, such containers are most common near homes and businesses. If small, dark mosquitoes are biting you during the day, there’s a good chance their source is somewhere close by.

A small container can produce lots and lots of Asian tiger mosquitoes. Many of us, often absent-mindedly, leave buckets outside. This is not problem – as long as the bucket is upside down! A bird bath is not a problem – as long as the water is emptied out frequently. Water-holding containers are one of the biggest sources of mosquitoes – and by far the easiest for the average person to control. Container-breeding mosquitoes don’t have to be a plague. But all of us have to do our part.

Our excellent staff spreading the word.
06/23/2021

Our excellent staff spreading the word.

The Ever-present West Nile VirusThe West Nile virus arrived in Louisiana about 20 years ago.  It has never left.  It is ...
06/22/2021

The Ever-present West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus arrived in Louisiana about 20 years ago. It has never left. It is ever-present in our wild bird population and probably will be for years to come. Infected birds can pass the virus on to mosquitoes, which can in turn pass it on to us. West Nile virus can cause permanent brain damage and can even be fatal.

The southern house mosquito is our main West Nile threat in Louisiana. It loves to breed in polluted water and often breeds in ditches close to homes and businesses. It can also breed in containers – drums, buckets, tires, and so on. The adults survive our winters in culverts and other protected spaces. It’s a tough mosquito that can also infect your dog with heartworms. It’s a mosquito that we keep a close eye on at Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement.

Every week, we send off samples of southern house mosquitoes from our traps to LSU for analysis, looking for the genetic code of West Nile virus. If mosquito samples turn up West Nile positive, we will focus our control efforts in those areas. Controlling mosquito-borne disease is very important to us, and West Nile is one our most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases. Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement is here for the people of Iberia Parish. We do much more than merely spray for nuisance mosquitoes. We are here to save lives.

The Ever-present West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus arrived in Louisiana about 20 years ago. It has never left. It is ever-present in our wild bird population and probably will be for years to come. Infected birds can pass the virus on to mosquitoes, which can in turn pass it on to us. West Nile virus can cause permanent brain damage and can even be fatal.

The southern house mosquito is our main West Nile threat in Louisiana. It loves to breed in polluted water and often breeds in ditches close to homes and businesses. It can also breed in containers – drums, buckets, tires, and so on. The adults survive our winters in culverts and other protected spaces. It’s a tough mosquito that can also infect your dog with heartworms. It’s a mosquito that we keep a close eye on at Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement.

Every week, we send off samples of southern house mosquitoes from our traps to LSU for analysis, looking for the genetic code of West Nile virus. If mosquito samples turn up West Nile positive, we will focus our control efforts in those areas. Controlling mosquito-borne disease is very important to us, and West Nile is one our most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases. Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement is here for the people of Iberia Parish. We do much more than merely spray for nuisance mosquitoes. We are here to save lives.

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is upon us!We have placed education stations at 5 branches of the Iberia Parish...
06/21/2021

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is upon us!

We have placed education stations at 5 branches of the Iberia Parish Public Library:

3 in New Iberia - Main Street, St. Peter, Parkview
1 in Jeanerette
1 in Lydia

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement wants you to know that we are on the job protecting you from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. But you are important in the fight too. Look for water-holding containers on your property and empty them frequently. Protect yourself by wearing light-colored clothing and using repellents outdoors. We are always vigilant. You should be too!

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is almost upon us!June 20th – 26thIberia Parish Mosquito Abatement will be host...
06/17/2021

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is almost upon us!
June 20th – 26th

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement will be hosting an educational event on Thursday, June 24th, at the St. Peter branch of the Iberia Parish Public Library. The library is located at 1111 West Saint Peter Street in New Iberia.

There will be 4 30-minute sessions starting at 9:30 A.M.:
Session 1 9:30 -11:00
Session 2 10:10-10:40
Session 3 10:50-11:20
Session 4 11:30-12:00

ADMISSION IS FREE !

To reserve your seat, please call or email us by Wednesday, June 23rd.
Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement office: (337)365-4933
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

All participants will leave with a goody bag containing educational materials about mosquitoes.

Hope to see you there!

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is almost upon us!
June 20th – 26th

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement will be hosting an educational event on Thursday, June 24th, at the St. Peter branch of the Iberia Parish Public Library. The library is located at 1111 West Saint Peter Street in New Iberia.

There will be 4 30-minute sessions starting at 9:30 A.M.:
Session 1 9:30 -11:00
Session 2 10:10-10:40
Session 3 10:50-11:20
Session 4 11:30-12:00

ADMISSION IS FREE !

To reserve your seat, please call or email us by Wednesday, June 23rd.
Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement office: (337)365-4933
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

All participants will leave with a goody bag containing educational materials about mosquitoes.

Hope to see you there!

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