The Louisiana Department of Health is making mosquito-fighting equipment and pesticides available to some towns, cities, parishes, tribes and other governmental entities that do not operate surveillance-based mosquito control programs.

The funding comes from a grant to the department for Zika prevention efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the grant is to allow the state to help local communities enhance their mosquito control efforts.

This grant will fund application equipment, pesticides and personal protective gear. These supplies will be made available only to municipalities that have qualifying mosquito control programs already in place.

Qualifying programs are those that are not covered by an area-wide surveillance-based, Mosquito Abatement District, that run in-house mosquito control programs (i.e. not through a contractor) and that employ staff who are licensed mosquito control applicators.

The equipment that will be made available to local communities are:


  • High-Quality Backpack Blowers - One Fogger and One Duster
  • Pesticides: Larvicidal oil, Granular Larvicides and Adulticides
  • Personal Protective Equipment, including respirator and extra cartridges
  • Louisiana Mos


Equipment and pesticides will be distributed to qualifying mosquito control programs at the Spring Workshop of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association (LMCA) on March 27 and 28.


Hosted by the Louisiana Municipal Association, the meeting will be at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 501 Mane Street in West Monroe.


To Apply:


Towns, cities, parishes and tribal organizations that meet the above qualification can register for the equipment on the LMCA website:


Those who do not qualify now, but meet most of the requirement are eligible to receive equipment and chemicals if they can meet all criteria within one year (per availability of the supplies).


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