City of New
Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult
Mosquito Abatement Tonight
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite,
and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito
Treatment will be conducted by airplane in the area
bordered by Bayou St, John, Paris Road, Lakeshore Drive and I-610.
Truck applications will also take place in New Orleans East in the area
bounded by I-10, Dwyer Road, Chef Menteur Highway and Bullard Avenue. Treatments
will take place from 8:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., weather permitting.
or heavy rainfall can significantly increase mosquito populations by
creating breeding habitat. Mosquitoes lay eggs in anything that holds
water and can develop from eggs to adults in less than a week. Some
examples of common breeding habitats are tires, buckets, wheelbarrows,
clogged gutters, unkept swimming pools, tarps or other plastic
sheeting, grill covers, kiddie pools, water tables, drink cups or
aluminum cans, pet water dishes, and trash cans or lids.
and other mosquito-borne viruses are more active in the summer and
early fall. Currently, no human cases have been reported in Orleans
Parish; however, we are asking residents to remain vigilant and to turn
over or remove any items that hold water to prevent mosquito breeding.
Residents should expect elevated mosquito activity in the next days and
weeks with frequent summer storms and rainfall. Any time after a rain
is a good time to look around residential property for containers that
might be holding water.
will perform city-wide control activities to manage mosquito
populations as frequently as weather permits. Please call 311 or visit https://nola311.org/
to report mosquito issues such as tire piles, abandoned pools or areas
with standing water that do not drain properly.
mosquito exposure by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and
air-conditioning and make sure window and door screens are in good
repair to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside.
long-sleeved shirts and pants while outside.
CDC recommends using repellents containing EPA-registered active
ingredients including DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon
using insect repellent, always follow the recommendations on the
standing water where mosquitoes breed.
trash and clutter, dispose of discarded tires and containers that
can hold water. Turn over wading pools, buckets, trash cans,
children's toys, or anything that can collect water.
water weekly in containers that cannot be removed such as pet
dishes or bird baths. Scrub the side of the containers with a
sponge or brush each week to remove mosquito eggs.
barrels and other water collection devices must be
screened, and collected water should be used within one week.
ornamental pools, fountains and sugar kettles or stock them with
illegal dumping, water leaks and unattended swimming pools by
311 to report other mosquito problems.
are easily filled with rainwater and collect leaves and litter,
providing ideal breeding conditions for mosquito larvae. Removal
of scrap tires will eliminate a prolific mosquito habitat.
can call 311 to request a bulk waste pickup of up to four
tires. Tires should be stacked curbside next to City-issued trash
in front of abandoned lots, unoccupied properties, or businesses
are ineligible for pick up and will not be collected. This issue
is currently being addressed through City-coordinated, cooperative
efforts towards treatment and removal.
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