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
Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140
Naled is used to control adult mosquitoes. Learn about how this use is regulated.