NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito control tonight.
Truck registrations will be in the following areas: the Garden District on S. Claiborne Avenue, Napoleon Avenue, Tchoupitoulas Street, and I-10; Gert Town, Hoffman Triangle, and Broadmoor on S. Carrollton Avenue, I-10 and S. Claiborne Avenues; the 14th Ward from S. Claiborne Avenue to St. Charles Avenue; and Algiers in the area bounded by Eton Street, Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Patterson Drive and the Intracoastal Waterway. The treatments take place from 8:15 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. when the weather is nice.
Frequent or heavy rainfall can significantly increase mosquito populations by creating breeding habitats. Mosquitoes lay eggs in anything that contains water and can go from eggs to adults in less than a week. Some examples of common breeding habitats are tires, buckets, wheelbarrows, clogged gutters, unkempt swimming pools, tarpaulins or other plastic sheeting, grill covers, children’s pools, water tables, drinking cups or aluminum cans, pet water bowls, and garbage cans or lids.
West Nile and other mosquito-borne viruses are more active in summer and early fall. No human cases have currently been reported in the Orleans Township; However, we ask residents to remain vigilant and to turn or remove any objects that contain water to prevent mosquitoes from multiplying. Residents should expect frequent summer storms and rainfall with increased mosquito activity in the next few days and weeks. Anytime after a rain is a good time to look around your home for containers that might hold water.
NOMTRCB will conduct citywide control activities to control mosquito populations as often as the weather allows. Please call 311 or visit https://nola311.org/ to report mosquito issues such as tire piles, abandoned pools, or areas of stagnant water that is not draining properly.
For more information on West Nile Virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
- Reduce mosquito exposure by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.
- Use air conditioning and make sure the window and door grilles are in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and pants outdoors.
- The CDC recommends using repellants with EPA-registered agents such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or lemon eucalyptus oil.
- When using insect repellant, always follow the recommendations on the product label.
Protect your home
- Eliminate stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.
- Remove trash and clutter, dispose of discarded tires and containers that can hold water. Flip paddling pools, buckets, trash cans, children’s toys, or anything that can collect water.
- Change the water in containers that cannot be removed, such as a cup of water, every week. B. animal bowls or bird baths. Every week, scrub the side of the containers with a sponge or brush to remove mosquito eggs.
- Rain barrels and other water collection devices must be sieved and the collected water should be used within a week.
- Ventilate ornamental pools, fountains and sugar kettles or stock them with mosquito fish.
- Report illegal dumping, water leaks and unattended swimming pools by calling 311.
- Call 311 and report other mosquito issues.
- The tires can easily be filled with rainwater and collect leaves and waste, which provides ideal breeding conditions for mosquito larvae. Removing scrap tires will eliminate a productive mosquito habitat.
- Residents can call 311 to request a bulky waste collection of up to four tires. Tires should be stacked on the side of the road next to the city-issued dumpsters.
- Tires in front of abandoned properties, uninhabited properties or shops cannot and will not be picked up. This issue is currently being addressed through city-coordinated, collaborative treatment and removal efforts.
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