Mosquito Samples Test Positive for Virus in Terrebonne Parish
Friday July 13, 2018 08:35 pm - 2224 Views - Posted By Vegetation
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government’s mosquito control contractor has reported that mosquito samples within certain areas of Terrebonne Parish have tested positive for the West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis. The West Nile Virus was detected in the Little Caillou area and the St. Louis Encephalitis has been detected near Presque Isle.
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, July 13th and continuing on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th, weather permitting.
The Parish’s mosquito control contractor, Terrebonne Mosquito Control, L.L.C., will be sending personnel into the areas where the West Nile Virus and the St. Louis Encephalitis has been detected 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.