Aerial spraying in St. Charles Parish scheduled in response to mosquito numbers

Published 12:38 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

St. Charles Officials have scheduled an aerial spray operation Saturday evening in response to mosquito numbers. The aerial application will begin Saturday evening, October 28th at approximately 6:30 pm and continue until about 11:30 pm, weather permitting, over the areas of Des Allemands, Bayou Gauche, Killona, Luling, Willowdale, Mimosa, Boutte, Ama, Montz, New Sarpy, Ormond, Red Church, Destrehan, St. Rose, Turtle Pond and Fairfield. The aerial application will be completed in one evening. If there is a weather delay, applications will begin the following night.

VDCI will be using multiple twin-engine aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 300 feet to conduct the aerial application. Each aircraft is equipped with an aerial spray guidance system specifically engineered for mosquito control operations. The planes are able to receive in real-time, meteorological conditions such as temperature, wind speed and wind direction.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires notification to the public when aerial spray operations are to occur.

For additional information and/or maps of the intended spray area contact VDCI at 800-413-4445.