People living near woodlands or marshy areas should take steps to protect themselves from bites
Recent rains have caused more mosquito eggs to hatch, increasing the mosquito population, especially the ones that breed in woodlands and marsh areas in southeast Louisiana.
Entomologist Steve Pavlovich of Mosquito Control calls them "pest" mosquitos.
"These mosquitos are not really of concern for disease transmission, but they're gonna be the ones that people are gonna be most aggravated by," Pavlovich said in an interview with 99.5FM.
Pavlovich says there's been an increase in pest mosquitos in the area of Kenner that borders the St. Charles Parish marsh and also in Crown Point, Lafitte and Avondale on the west bank.
"We are dispatching trucks to these areas as well as we have crews out during the daytime treating some of the larvae in these wood lots and adjacent areas for the mosquito breeding," Pavlovich said.