Educational Section

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 as 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.