Sep 6, 2013 9:16 PM by RELEASE

West Nile still a threat in Lafayette Parish

Residents need to remain vigilant when doing activities outdoors, and to continue to follow the five Ds:

·Dusk and Dawn (avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood, for most species this is during the dusk and dawn hours). There are mosquitoes that bit during the day.
·Dress (wear light-colored clothing that covers exposed skin)
·DEET (use mosquito repellents including DEET on skin when you are outside)
·Drainage (check your home and yard to rid it of standing water in which mosquitoes can lay their eggs).

MCCI (593-0123) should be contacted for additional spraying in your area and to report dead birds. Experts offer that with the advent of cooler weather and less rain, mosquito populations and the threat of West Nile should diminish.


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