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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Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District
11/07/2020

Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District

Meet Culiseta inornata (winter mosquito)! This larger species tends to favor livestock and breeds in polluted ditches and marshes. When we start seeing this species in our mosquito traps, we know that cooler weather is on the way!

11/06/2020
St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement

St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement

The National Association of County and City Health Officials recently conducted an assessment of Mosquito Control Capabilities in the US. The study measures each state's capacity to address the threat of a mosquito-borne virus outbreak and identify any gaps in the ability to respond to a public health crisis of this nature.

Louisiana was one of the few states rated as “Fully Capable” in vector control capacity. 26 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana have mosquito control agencies, and a higher proportion of those organizations meet the core competencies to be deemed “Fully Capable. Five core competencies were used to rank each organization as Fully Capable, Competent, or Needs Improvement in their ability to monitor and respond to an outbreak in their region.

The published results of this study can be found at https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Mosquito-control-in-the-U.S.-Report.pdf.

The US Air Force 910th will complete their mission assignment hampered by weather Saturday for Iberia Parish tonight.  C...
10/26/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

The US Air Force 910th will complete their mission assignment hampered by weather Saturday for Iberia Parish tonight. Coteau, Coteau Holmes, Loreauville and Sugar Oaks. Residents will notice aircraft in our airspace just before sunset. Operations are expected to last at least 2 hours.

The United States Air Force (910th Airwing) will be in Iberia parish airspace to conduct aerial mosquito spraying support missions beginning Friday. All mosquito spraying operations will take place at night. We anticipate those operations to be Saturday and possibly Sunday. Aircraft during the daylight hours are flyover observation exercises. These operations are precise, safe and identical to our routine aerial spray operations we conduct throughout the regular mosquito season, just delivered from a much larger aircraft (Air Force C-130’s). If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately five hours (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 large military 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!

USAF 910th operations, will target Iberia parish. Coteau Holmes, Loreauville, Sugar Oaks, Vida Shaw, Daspit, Coteau, Jeanerette, the City of New Iberia, Delcambre, Port of New Iberia, Lydia, Avery Island, Weeks Island and all points in between.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.

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

Iberia Parish residents, in the next hour, will notice the US Air Force 910th Airwing conducting aerial mosquito control...
10/24/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

Iberia Parish residents, in the next hour, will notice the US Air Force 910th Airwing conducting aerial mosquito control support exercises in our airspace. Spray on will be just at sunset tonight. The same exercises will repeat Sunday evening to complete their mission assignment for Iberia Parish.

PRESS RELEASE

October 22, 2020

The United States Air Force (910th Airwing) will be in Iberia parish airspace to conduct aerial mosquito spraying support missions beginning Friday. All mosquito spraying operations will take place at night. We anticipate those operations to be Saturday and possibly Sunday. Aircraft during the daylight hours are flyover observation exercises. These operations are precise, safe and identical to our routine aerial spray operations we conduct throughout the regular mosquito season, just delivered from a much larger aircraft (Air Force C-130’s). If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately five hours (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 large military 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!

USAF 910th operations, will target Iberia parish. Coteau Holmes, Loreauville, Sugar Oaks, Vida Shaw, Daspit, Coteau, Jeanerette, the City of New Iberia, Delcambre, Port of New Iberia, Lydia, Avery Island, Weeks Island and all points in between.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.

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

PRESS RELEASEOctober 20, 2020Heavy rains from tropical rains, Hurricanes Laura and Delta have produced tremendous mosqui...
10/20/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

PRESS RELEASE

October 20, 2020

Heavy rains from tropical rains, Hurricanes Laura and Delta have produced tremendous mosquito populations across southwest Louisiana. GOHSEP and FEMA have issued a mission directive for United States Air Force (910th Airwing) C-130 aerial mosquito spraying. Operations will be conducted over 7 parishes: Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette and Vermilion. Operations will begin Tuesday (10/20) evening in Cameron parish. Further messaging will go out regarding the exact evening the 910th will conduct operations in Iberia. If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately five hours (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!

USAF 910th operations, when scheduled will target Iberia parish. Coteau Holmes, Loreauville, Sugar Oaks, Vida Shaw, Daspit, Coteau, Jeanerette, the City of New Iberia, Delcambre, Port of New Iberia, Lydia, Avery Island, Weeks Island and all points in between.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.

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

PRESS RELEASE10/5/20Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosqu...
10/05/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

PRESS RELEASE

10/5/20

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosquito populations Monday (10/5), Tuesday (10/6) and Wednesday (10/7) 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. 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. Weather conditions are expected to be favorable. 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!

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 our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.

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

PRESS RELEASEOctober 1, 2020Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persiste...
10/01/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

PRESS RELEASE

October 1, 2020

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosquito populations Thursday (10/1), Friday (10/2) and Saturday (10/3) 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. If weather conditions are favorable 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!

Thursday (10/1) operations will focus in Jeanerette and surrounding areas, specifically Patoutville Rd. to St. Peter Rd., Hwy 90 to Camors Ln., Old Jeanerette Rd., E. Admiral Doyle Dr., Canal St., Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Linden Rd., and all points in between.

Friday (10/2) operations will focus in (Coteau Holmes) operations will encompass Gondron, Oday, Harold Landry west to Rodrigue Rd. and all points in between.

Saturday (10/3) night (Sugar Oaks) operations will focus in Sugar Oaks, Daspit, Interlaken, Vida Shaw, Loreauville and Ed Broussard.

For questions or mosquito related problems, contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Visit 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.

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

PRESS RELEASEJuly 31, 2020Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent...
07/31/2020
Iberia Parish Government, Louisiana

PRESS RELEASE

July 31, 2020

Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address persistent mosquito populations Monday (8/3) and Tuesday (8/4) 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. If weather conditions are favorable 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!

Monday (8/3) 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 (8/4) 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.

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

Louisiana Department of Health
07/02/2020

Louisiana Department of Health

Mosquitoes can transmit several harmful diseases, such as Malaria and Dengue. Here in Louisiana, they can be carriers for West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis or Chikungunya. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest they can spread COVID-19. Protect yourself and your loved ones by following these helpful tips to prevent mosquito bites: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/1930.

REMEMBER!Empty water-holding containers and eliminate other sources of standing water outdoors.Wear light-colored, loose...
06/26/2020

REMEMBER!

Empty water-holding containers and eliminate other sources of standing water outdoors.

Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing when outdoors in mosquito season.

Use mosquito repellents when outdoors.

Support mosquito control programs.

Myth #5:  Mosquito repellent kills mosquitoes.We in mosquito control vigorously recommend the use of mosquito repellents...
06/26/2020

Myth #5: Mosquito repellent kills mosquitoes.

We in mosquito control vigorously recommend the use of mosquito repellents outdoors. A commonly used repellent is DEET, found in many commercial products in varying concentrations. It works. If used properly, it helps keep mosquitoes off your skin. However, it doesn’t KILL mosquitoes. It simply discourages them.

On the other hand, we in mosquito control do use substances that kill mosquitoes. These are pesticides, not repellents. They are designed to be highly lethal to mosquitoes, while being as harmless as possible to everything else. For example, one of the pesticides we use is called DeltaGard. Its active ingredient, deltamethrin, is a synthetic chemical similar to natural insecticides found in certain plants. Our spray trucks use ultra low volume sprayers to deliver less than one hundredth of an ounce of deltamethrin per acre of land. An acre is equivalent to a square about 200 feet on each side. Think of that for a moment. Less than one hundredth of an ounce of the active ingredient is deposited within a square about 200 feet on each side. That’s how lethal deltamethrin is to mosquitoes.

Because we are able to use so little of a pesticide that specifically targets mosquitoes, we minimize its effects on other wildlife. Our pesticides are designed to break down quickly in the environment. They’re also designed to have low toxicity to humans.

Even though we only spray deltamethrin and other similar pesticides in small amounts, and they break down quickly in the environment, we are still very careful about where we spray. We avoid crawfish ponds and beehives, as well as hypersensitive residents. We want our sprays to kill mosquitoes. We don’t want them to harm anything else.

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611 Old Central Taxiway
New Iberia, LA
70560-2200

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(337) 365-4933

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