Department of Health and Hospitals is now
testing dead birds for West Nile virus.
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:
Contractors - 104 Park West Drive, Scott
Contractors - 1306 Airport Road,
Estherwood (337) 785-4456 or (337)
ST. MARY PARISH:
Contractors - 4806 Old Spanish Trail,
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.