KATC is reporting the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has discovered a human case of West Nile Virus.

Unfortunately, mosquitoes will be active in Acadiana for a couple of more months. The public is being advised to protect themselves. Keep insect repellent handy, wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors. You should also eliminate any standing water around your property.

From KATC -

  • Apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and apply as directed on the label!
  • Protect children sensitive to insect bites with repellent and cover exposed skin --- there are many preparations sold in drug stores and camping sections of local stores that are formulated for adults as well as children.
  • Wear light colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants when outdoors particularly at DAWN and DUSK.
  •  Avoid wearing perfumes or colognes when outside for prolonged periods.

If you have any questions or mosquito related issues, contact The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District office at 337-365-4933 or www.iberiaparishgovernment.com

For mosquito control information visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov