Mosquitoes make an early appearance in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement is working tirelessly to get a handle on the pests they say are making an early appearance.

There are some perks that come with early summer weather in south Louisiana.

"We had no idea that water park was open, so they're really excited about being here and getting to play in the water too," said Jan Borskey.

"You get to wear the summer clothes," said Brandy Liner, another Baton Rouge resident who's enjoying the weather. "You get to go do things, especially if you have children. It's better for them. They can get outside and go do things instead of being cramped up in the house.

But venturing outside into the warmth also has a downside

"I was in my house the other night and one of them was biting me. I was like, 'Wait, this is a little early for mosquitoes,'" said Borskey.

People all over the city call Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement each day with this same confusion. Their spray trucks take to streets daily, just before dusk, six days a week, trying to fight these pests they say are quite early.

"We sort of hit one area and then they fly from one place to another. You kill some, some escape and move over, or they'll fly away from another area. Maybe a day or two later, they're back again," said Lewis Combs with Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement.

To try to reach every crevice where the bugs might hide, Combs says they pull out the aerial duster. Right now their plane is broken.

"It would be in the air spraying the areas along the borders of the parish back in the wooded areas where the personnel can't hardly get to," said Combs.

Combs asks that the public bear with them as they try to cover the entire city to get rid of the critters.

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