MCCI is committed to providing all
residents of Lafayette and St. Mary Parishes with as much information
as possible regarding mosquitoes, their life cycle, their habits, and
elimination of breeding areas.
Many are unaware that they are breeding mosquitoes around their home.
Look at this
diagram of a yard. There many areas in every yard the can
breed mosquitoes. Examples are old tires, cans, buckets, flower pots,
rain barrels, and any item that can hold water. This is commonly known
source reduction. By taking a few moments a week, you can
do your part to stop mosquito breeding.
MCCI's Public Education Director, Mrs.
Jelaine Stokes, has presentations available for pre-schools,
elementary schools, senior citizens, clubs and organizations. These
presentations are given in Lafayette and St. Mary parishes.
Anyone interested in such a
presentation or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stokes at
(337)593-0123 or (337) 365-6995 between the hours of 8AM and
4:30PM, Monday - Friday.
If you go to our Educational Links page, you will
find this and much more. Also, if you are a farmer or rancher who has
horses, we also have information for you.
You may be wondering about West
Nile Virus (WNV for short). We have researched and found the
information you need, and we hope you will find these resources
helpful. We appreciate that you are reading through the
information we have gathered and put on this site. We hope you
will find it helpful to you to understand, control, and prevent
the breeding of mosquitoes. To find out more information on WNV, please
click on one of the links below to find its history, or a brief
summary, and even frequently asked questions (FAQ) on WNV.
Information & Questions on WNV
If You Have Horses, Click Here
Livestock, Poultry, & Equine