Mayor – News – April 2021 – The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abateme – City of New Orleans

Posted: April 30, 2021 at 1:50 am

NEW ORLEANS The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conductadult mosquito abatement tonight in all of Algiers. Treatments will be conducted by truck and airplane from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

NOMTRCB urges residents of New Orleans to protect themselves from biting mosquitoes and West Nile virus by avoiding mosquito bites. These actions include limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn, using EPA-approved insect repellents, reducing the number of mosquitoes around the home, and mosquito-proofing your home by maintaining screens on windows and doors. We are also urging people to empty water-filled containers around the home and yard to reduce potential mosquito breeding sites.

It is imperative for residents to remain vigilant in removing standing 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 any other items that may collect water. Swimming pools and fountains should be operational and circulating. A mosquito can lay eggs and develop in a space as small as a bottle cap, so every container counts.

For additional information regarding West Nile virus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.

SAFETY TIPS

Protecting Yourself

Protecting Your Home

Tires are easily filled with rainwater and can collect leaves and litter which provides ideal breeding sites for mosquito larvae. Eliminating scrap tire dumps will eliminate a prolific mosquito habitat.

Residents are encouraged to report mosquito-related issues to 311 and to stay connected with NOMTRCB on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @nolamosquito.

# # #

Excerpt from:
Mayor - News - April 2021 - The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abateme - City of New Orleans

Related Post
This entry was posted in Termites. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

Contact Us Now

    Enter Your Name (required):

    Enter Your Email (required):

    Enter Cell Number (required):

    Your Detailed Message:

    captcha