Parish implementing mosquito control
By BRETT MARINO
Daily News Staff Writer
With the afternoon rains, flooded rice fields and warm temperatures, Jeff Davis Parish (JPD) is in prime time mosquito season. Thus far, the mosquito season has been mild because of the cool spring temperatures, but where there is adequate water and mild temperatures, there will mosquitoes, according to Curt “Patten” Bowers, District Director for Jeff Davis Mosquito Control (JDMC).
“This year we were about three weeks behind normal populations, but that time is over and we are currently going through a time of higher populations,” Bowers said. “Approximately 65,000 acres of rice fields have been reflooded, and with these warm temperatures it only takes three and a half days for a mosquito to go from larva to adult.” Therefore, the populations are difficult to control, but Bowers was confident that the district could handle the insects.For the complete story and more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking subscribe or by calling 337-824-3011.
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