Educational Section

MCCI is committed to providing all residents of Lafayette and Acadia 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 are many areas in every yard that can breed mosquitoes. Examples are old tires, cans, buckets, flower pots, rain barrels, and any item that can hold water. Removing these breeding sites 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, Ms. Sondra Stokes, has presentations available for pre-schools, elementary schools, senior citizens, clubs and organizations. These presentations are given in Lafayette and Acadia parishes.
 
Anyone interested in such a presentation or have any questions, please contact Ms. Stokes  at (337) 593-0123 or (337) 365-6995 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, 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 and easy to understand, so you can help control and prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.

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