Be On The Lookout For Mosquitoes
Rising water on the Mississippi River and the flooding of the spillways will create ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. That's according to LSU Ag Center mosquito expert, Dr. Lane Foil, says it will only get worse as the water recedes and leaves standing pools behind. Foil says the Ag Center at LSU has worked closely with local officials to keep a close eye on the mosquito problem. He says they have been especially vigilant since West Nile Virus was introduced to the area. Foil says we need to take reasonable precautions. He recommends wearing long selves and long pants when working outside, use repellents containing deet and be mindful of the time of day. Foil says dawn and dusk are peek times for mosquito activity.