BATON ROUGE - Mosquito trucks will hit the road spraying in East Baton Rouge Parish tonight for the first time this season.
Mosquito abatement officials said the trucks will be out in south Baton Rouge around sundown this evening.
Randy Vaeth with mosquito abatement said they usually go... more »
LIVINGSTON - Just one year later, leaders want to push a property tax increase to fund Livingston Parish mosquito control again.
It was voted-down last year, but since about a third of residents still skip-out on paying the fee, Mosquito and Abatement believes the tax is necessary.
Without... more »
CENTRAL- Mosquitoes are still on the attack despite the change in season, and West Nile Virus is still a big factor in the state because of that.
Last week DHH reported 11 new cases, bringing the state's total to 382 this year with 17 deaths.
Cases were found... more »
LIVINGSTON - Residents in Livingston Parish may be dealing with an issue bigger than they can handle.
Recent rain and Hurricane Isaac left behind a lot of standing water, which could bring a lot of mosquitoes.
The Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement also doesn't have adequate funding to cover... more »
BATON ROUGE- Each week the East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control pulls mosquito samples, and sends them off to be tested for West Nile Virus. Recent results show that the number of mosquitoes carrying the virus is increasing by the week.
"We're working overtime," said Randy Vaeth... more »
BATON ROUGE- Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in several local parishes, according to mosquito abatement workers.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement office says virus-carrying bugs were found in East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Livington Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish,... more »
Swarms of mosquitoes and rodents are making their way into residential neighborhoods. The problem comes after heavy rainfall in the area. The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control is busy spraying areas around the parish to fight the problem. Mosquito Abatement says if you live in a... more »