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  • Mosquito population growing in some areas Play Video

    September 12, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a record number of mosquitoes this time of year with standing water still around after the flood. East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control is out in force from the ground to the air. While not every location in the parish is experiencing... more »
  • Terrebonne council discusses mosquito problem

    November 17, 2015 12:54 PM

    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... more »
  • Recent rainy weekends create mosquito explosion

    November 6, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a couple weekends of steady rain, Baton Rouge residents are experiencing an explosion of mosquitoes. Michelle Pylant, who lives in the Tara Subdivision says she began seeing the mosquitoes Thursday night. "I had approximately 300-400 mosquitoes under my carport last night," she wrote to... more »
  • Mosquito protection Play Video

    August 17, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- You can't have a hot and humid summer in Louisiana without mosquitoes. Even though this has been one of the milder summers for the insects, mosquito abatement officials are still encouraging people to protect themselves from the pests. This morning, Randy Vaeth from East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Lafayette company tests drone for fighting mosquitoes

    August 14, 2015 12:42 PM

    L AFAYETTE - A Lafayette company is trying to fight the bite with flight. They're flying a drone over areas that could be potentially infested with mosquitoes to map out the stagnant water that provides a breeding ground for the pest. Mosquito Control Contractors Inc. invited news media and... more »
  • Experts: Weather helping mosquitoes in Livingston Parish Play Video

    March 13, 2015 5:11 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish residents have mixed feelings about the future of mosquitoes in the parish with no mosquito control in the area. Voters shot down a property tax twice last year that would have kept the program alive. Instead, mosquito abatement closed its doors in late October and... more »
  • Livingston Mosquito Abatement shutting down Play Video

    October 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish will come to an end sometime next week. The program is running out of money after voters struck down a fee that would have tacked on to property taxes. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says drivers will spray until the chemicals... more »
  • Livingston Mosquito Abatement workers leaving Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement could close its doors earlier than expected since workers are leaving for other jobs. It's no secret that mosquito abatement in the parish will cease to exist sometime in the next year when money runs out. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says... more »
  • Human cases of West Nile becoming more prevalent capital city area

    July 9, 2014 6:58 PM

    Three human cases of West Nile were found Tuesday in Livingston Parish and as of Wednesday more than 30 cases have been reported in mosquitos. Experts at the East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement say they anticipate to see more human cases due to the amount of mosquitos that are... more »
  • Mosquito control: Expect an "explosion" of mosquitoes Play Video

    February 28, 2014 5:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito experts say to expect an "explosion" of mosquitoes in Livingston Parish when mosquito control stops spraying in the parish in 2015. Livingston Parish Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says mosquitoes will be everywhere when mosquito control closes its doors. "There will be nothing to... more »
  • No cases of West Nile reported in Louisiana Play Video

    June 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's good news for people in Louisiana fighting the bite; fewer mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus. This is normally the time of year when mosquitoes would test positive for the deadly disease. Mosquito control has 33 traps throughout East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Mosquito trucks to spray for first time this season

    May 13, 2013 4:15 PM

    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 »
  • Leaders plan to push tax increase again

    April 25, 2013 9:06 PM

    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 »

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