Terrebonne council discusses mosquito problem
HOUMA - With an uptick in mosquito activity, the Terrebonne Parish Council has discussed combating the pest problem with contracted Mosquito Control Services.
Councilman Dirk Guidry said Monday night he has seen the trucks that spray to kill mosquito larvae in his district, but they were moving quickly and not actively spraying the chemicals.
The Courier reports Steve Pavlovich, general manager of Mosquito Control Services, said the trucks are programmed to spray only when they travel 18 mph or less. The parish is also broken up into 39 zones for spraying and sometimes trucks are dispatched to specific locations for service calls.
Pavlovich said the mosquito population increased because of heavy rainfall associated with remnants of Hurricane Patricia, but there was also an increase before the storm.