January 14, 2018 - 1:53 pm
( It’s been a colder than normal winter to say the least in Louisiana and it might affect the insect population this summer. LSU Entomology Professor Timothy Schowalter says many tropical species in Louisiana are at the edge of the areas they normally inhabit and says the sudden cold...
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September 29, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS –The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTCB) is reporting the detection of West Nile virus in additional mosquito collections in Orleans Parish. At this time, no locally-transmitted human cases of West Nile or Zika virus have been reported in New Orleans...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:25 pm West Nile activity is picking up in Louisiana as the state Office of Public Health says seven individuals have been diagnosed with the mosquito borne disease this month. Three cases have been reported in the Baton Rouge area and the others are in in Bossier, Ouachita, Rapides and Morehouse...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 8:39 am
West Nile us back, with recent mosquito samples on both sides of the lake coming back positive. No human infections, but odds are most people wouldn't even know it if they were infected. Among people who get West Nile virus, eight in ten never even find out about it. "About 80 percent of people...
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Don Ames
July 06, 2017 - 9:02 am
We're likely facing a buggier-than-normal summer for mosquitoes, due to our mild winter and warm, wet spring. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do, other than get rid of standing water, to mosquito-proof your yard. Local folks will employ various tactics to keep the little buggers at bay. But...
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Jim Hanzo
June 05, 2017 - 11:55 am
Because of all the rain we've been having, we're sure to see the mosquitoes start to come out, especially as the high temps begin to return. Steven Pavlovich, Entomologist with Mosquito Control Services, says they are already seeing a bit of an increase in mosquitoes. Once the rains subside we...
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