NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct an adult mosquito control tonight in New Orleans East. The boundaries of the spray area include Village De L’Est, Hayne Boulevard, Downman Road, and Chef Menteur Highway. If the weather is nice, the treatments are carried out from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. by truck and plane.
NOMTRCB urges New Orleans residents to protect themselves from biting mosquitoes and the West Nile virus by avoiding activities that increase the risk of mosquito bites. These measures include restricting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, using EPA-approved insect repellants, and protecting your home from mosquitos by maintaining screens on windows and doors. NOMTRCB also urges people to empty containers filled with water around the home and yard to reduce potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
It is imperative that residents remain vigilant to remove stagnant water by emptying containers. Water in containers that cannot be removed, such as bird baths, sugar kettles, pools, and ponds, should be changed weekly. Remove trash and clutter, including discarded tires, buckets, tarps, and other items that can collect water. Swimming pools and fountains should be operational and in circulation. A mosquito can lay eggs and develop in a space as small as a bottle cap, so every container counts.
For more information about West Nile Virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.
- 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 standing water around your home where mosquitoes breed.
- Remove trash and clutter, dispose of discarded tires and containers that can hold water. Turn over paddling pools, buckets, trash cans, children’s toys, or anything that could 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. Scrub the side of the containers every week to remove any eggs that have been laid.
- 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 fish.
- Report illegal dumping, water leaks and unattended swimming pools by calling 311.
- Call 311 to report mosquito problems.
Tires are easy to fill with rainwater and collect leaves and litter, which provides ideal breeding conditions for mosquito larvae. The elimination of waste tire landfills will eliminate a productive mosquito habitat.
- Residents can stack up to four tires per week next to their city-issued dumpsters on the second collection day of the week if they live outside the French Quarter / DDD.
- Tires in front of abandoned properties, uninhabited properties or shops cannot and will not be picked up.
Residents can report mosquito problems to 311.
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