Air Drive to Assist Southwest Louisiana in “Mosquito Air Strike” Publish Hurricane Delta | information
Fortunately, a mosquito air attack is nothing more than a plague of locusts.
Instead, the US Air Force is supporting the community of Calcasieu in combating mosquitoes after the hurricane delta.
According to a press release from the Calcasieu municipality police jury, two Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft will spray on the municipality on Wednesday and Thursday. Applications begin at dusk, when the mosquitoes are most active.
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Each aircraft can handle around 120,000 acres in one mission, the press release said. Using aerial insecticides is the most effective way to quickly reduce the number of mosquitoes in an area without endangering people, pets, or other animals.
This is not the first time military aircraft have helped with mosquito control after a hurricane. A similar “mosquito air strike” occurred in the Houston, Texas area, after Hurricane Harvey, according to local hurricane reports in 2017.
Since Hurricane Delta landed on October 9, mosquito control efforts have increased in southwest Louisiana, including Acadiana.
Last week, Lafayette’s consolidated government announced that mosquitoes will be sprayed in the area to a greater extent with support from neighboring communities after the storm.
Three horses recently tested positive for a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease in southern Louisiana.