Mayor – News – December 2021 – The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board Reports West Nile Infected Mosqui – City of New…

Posted: December 7, 2021 at 1:57 am

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) reports that mosquitoes collected this week from Orleans Parish tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).WNV cycles between wild birds and mosquitoes and can be transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito abatement tonight in the area bounded by Lakeshore Drive, Wisner Boulevard, Filmore Avenue and Canal Boulevard. The treatment will be conducted by truck from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., weather permitting.

We are asking that residents protect themselves from mosquito bites by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn and mosquito-proofing homes by maintaining screens on windows and doors. If outside for long periods of time, especially at night, wear long-sleeve shirts and pants. Use insect repellents containing EPA-registered active ingredients, including DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus. When using insect repellent, always follow the recommendations on the product label.

We also ask that residents remain vigilant in emptying water-filled containers around the home and yard to reduce mosquito breeding sites. Change water once per week in containers that cannot be removed, such as bird baths, sugar kettles, pools and ponds. It takes seven days for mosquitoes to grow from an egg to an adult, so it is important to inspect outdoor areas around the home every week. Remove trash and clutter, including tires, buckets, tarps and any other items that can collect water. Make sure swimming pools and fountains are functioning and that water is circulating. Call 311 or emailmosquitocontrol@nola.govto report dumped tires.

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

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Residents are encouraged to contact NOMTRCB with any other questions or concerns regarding mosquitoes at (504) 658-2400 ormosquitocontrol@nola.gov.

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