Mayor – News – May 2021 – City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abatement T – City of New Orleans

Posted: May 13, 2021 at 1:51 am

NEW ORLEANS The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito abatement tonight in the Upper 9thWard, Lower 9thWard, and Gentilly. In addition, areas bounded by St. Bernard Avenue, I-610, I-10, France Road, and Lakeshore Drive and bounded by Bullard Avenue, I-10, Crowder Boulevard, and Morrison Road. Treatments will be conducted by airplane or truck from 7:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., weather permitting. Routine surveillance has indicated an elevated number of mosquitoes in this area, triggering the treatments.

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. At this time of the year, mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult within 7-10 days, highlighting the importance of checking your property for standing water on a weekly basis. 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.

Protecting Yourself

Protecting Your Home

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

Report mosquito issues

Report mosquito issues to 311.

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