Aerial Mosquito Spraying in Terrebonne Parish Scheduled for September 23
Thursday September 21, 2023 03:48 pm - 386 Views - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Terrebonne officials have scheduled an aerial spray operation this week to help reduce the mosquito population in various areas. The aerial application will take place between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, weather permitting. If there is a weather delay, applications will begin the next suitable night. The aerial application will be completed in one evening. The areas to be covered are as follows: Dularge, Dulac, Chauvin, Cocodrie, Montegut, and Pointe Aux Chene.
VDCI will be using multiple twin-engine aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 300 feet to conduct the aerial application. Each aircraft is equipped with an aerial spray guidance system specifically engineered for mosquito control operations. The planes are able to receive in real-time, meteorological conditions such as temperature, wind speed, and wind direction.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires notification to the public when aerial spray operations are to occur.
For additional information and/or maps of the intended spray area contact VDCl at 800- 256-1784 or 985-580-1629.