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Iberia

Iberia Parish is Making Preparations for the Sugar Cane Festival

The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations Monday (9/23) and Tuesday (9/24) evenings ahead of the Sugar Cane Festival activities to prepare for out of town visitors and the many individuals who will be outdoors throughout the week. Operation will focus on the City of New Iberia and surrounding residential areas. The District is urging citizens to protect themselves and the little ones against mosquito bites and mosquito borne diseases! It is imperative that citizens keep insect repellent handy, wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors and get rid of mosquito breeding sites near the home! Weather conditions are not favorable by forecast, but if weather should improve, operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one (1.5) and one – half hours.

During this period, only hypersensitive individuals or persons that wish to avoid all exposure to chemicals in the designated spray areas 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 (9/23) evening, operations will focus in Hubertville / Jeanerette specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., E. Hwy 90 and all points in between.

Tuesday (9/24) evening, operations will focus in the City of New Iberia and surrounding residential areas. Specifically, City Park, Sugarena, Isle of Iberia and Downtown New Iberia, Sugar Mill Rd., Mullins Rd. and West Admiral Doyle Dr. as well as all points in between.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact their office at (337) 365-4933. For more information about West Nile Virus, ZIKA and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.