West nile still a threat in Lafayette parish

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Worst year of west nile Lafayette parish has ever seen

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 12:57pm

West nile is at it's peak right now, and this year has had the most numbers and indicators of west nile Lafayette parish has ever seen.  Lafayette usually averages less than one case over a period of years, and there have already been six reported human cases in the parish so far.

"I can't over-emphasize the importance of avoiding mosquito bites.  If people can do their part in avoiding mosquitoes, we're certainly going to do our part," says Glenn Stokes with Mosquito Control.

Mosquito Control is spraying seven days a week, treating and draining breeding sites around the parish as well as answering any and all phone calls from the public.  To avoid mosquito bites avoid the five d's which are avoiding dusk and dawn, dress wearing light-colored clothing, deet which is mosquito repellent, and drainage.  Make sure to drain standing water where mosquitoes tend to lay eggs.  If you feel you need additional spraying in your area, call Mosquito Control at 337-593-0123.


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