Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for Virus in Terrebonne Parish
Friday August 03, 2018 03:28 pm - Posted By Vegetation and Mosquito Control
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government’s mosquito control contractor has reported that mosquito samples in the Schriever area of Terrebonne Parish have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
Due to the positive mosquito samples, Parish President Gordon Dove has authorized additional mosquito spraying in the areas of the positive samples. The truck mounted sprayers will operate during the evenings hours beginning today, August 3rd and continuing on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, weather permitting.
The Parish’s mosquito control contractor, Terrebonne Mosquito Control, L.L.C., will be sending personnel into the Schriever area to search for vector mosquito breeding sites and spray those sites with bacterial and/or other larvicide to control the mosquito population. If it is necessary for the mosquito contractor to enter your yard, you will be asked to sign a permission slip to allow an inspection of your yard for mosquito breeding and to apply bacterial and/or larvicide in your yard.
Residents in the affected areas will receive information regarding the West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis, how to protect yourself from mosquitos and what you can do around your home to help alleviate areas that mosquitos may breed.
Residents may call Terrebonne Mosquito Control, L.L.C. at (985) 580-1629 with any questions or concerns regarding mosquito control or spraying issues.