NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:

 

DEAD BIRD SPECIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR TESTING

 

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is now testing dead birds for West Nile virus.  Only certain species of birds (blue jays, cardinals and crows) are being taken.  Please note acceptable bird photographs at the end of this page.  There is a link at the bottom of this page where you can report dead birds.

 

Mosquito Control Contractors, Inc., will also test common grackles, house sparrows, seagulls, raptors (owls, hawks, kites, kestrals, etc.) and other species.

 

Health Units are no longer accepting dead birds at their locations. 

 

Birds should be fresh, with NO physical damage, bad odor, insects or maggots present.  Birds that have insects, a bad odor, or physical damage should be bagged to minimize odor/insects, disposed of by the resident, and the bird reported to Mosquito Control Contractors for data purposes.  LIVE BIRDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

Suitable dead birds should be double-bagged (the bird scooped into a Ziploc bag, the bag sealed, then the sealed bag placed into another Ziploc bag and sealed), and frozen if you cannot contact Mosquito Control Contractors that same day.

 

 Birds may be brought to the following locations from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday:

 

LAFAYETTE PARISH:  

Mosquito Control Contractors - 104 Park West Drive, Scott  (337) 593-0123

 

ACADIA PARISH:

Mosquito Control Contractors -  1306 Airport Road, Estherwood  (337) 785-4456 or (337) 785-4458

 

ST. MARY PARISH:

Mosquito Control Contractors -  4806 Old Spanish Trail, Jeanerette  (337) 365-6995

St. Mary Parish Council Office -  (337) 828-4100, Extension 500

 

Birds which are found on weekends need to be double-bagged, frozen, and a message left on MCCI's voice mail.

 

 

BLUE JAY

 

CARDINAL

Brilliant red coloring (males)

Reddish-brown coloring (females)

 

 

CROW


Click Here To Report Dead Birds

 

 

 

 

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