St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement (STPMAD) has collected mosquitoes that have tested positive for infection with West Nile virus (WNV) for the first time this year.

St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement (STPMAD) has collected mosquitoes that have tested positive for infection with West Nile virus (WNV) for the first time this year. The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (LADDL), at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine reported that this is the first WNV infected pool of mosquitoes in the state for…

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St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement announces a pilot helicopter program to combat the threat of West Nile virus in St. Tammany Parish.

St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement (STPMAD) announced today that it will begin using a helicopter as a new tool to combat mosquito populations in St. Tammany Parish. With the month of May marking the start of the West Nile virus season, this pilot program will begin the third week of May with a 30-day evaluation…

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Request for Qualifications – for Professional Architecture Services

St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement will receive sealed descriptions of qualifications for professional architecture services to design and oversee construction of an expansion of its existing facilities at 62512 Airport Rd. Bldg. 23, Slidell, LA until 12:00 PM, May 15, 2019. To receive the full specifications in the formal Request for Qualifications (RFQ) document, please…

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT February 2019

Our mild and wet winter has continued throughout February.  The rollercoaster weather pattern of early Spring has begun.  Consequently, marsh and floodwater mosquito populations are growing primarily in coastal areas. District personnel and Commissioners attended the annual meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) during February. The AMCA meeting is our chance to learn…

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT January 2019

Winter weather continues to keep mosquito activity to a minimum.  Consequently, adult mosquito populations were not high enough to require ULV truck or airplane treatments during January.  Total rainfall during January (3.23 in) was near the ten-year historical average (4.09 in) for the month.  Average January temperature (51֯ F) was also near the ten-year historical…

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT December 2018

December and January are as close as we get in South Louisiana to downtime in the mosquito abatement business.  Colder weather means reduced mosquito activity and slower mosquito development times.  Consequently, field operations to control mosquitoes grind to a halt at this time of year.  Adult mosquito populations were not high enough to require ULV…

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT October 2018

Traditionally the driest month of the year in South Louisiana, October was wetter and warmer than the ten-year historical average for both parameters. Total rainfall during October (6.07 in) was markedly higher than the ten-year historical average (1.89 in) for the month.  The continued temperature and rainfall of late summer has produced a few nuisance…

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