Leaders partner with Dr. Gadget to provide insect traps for flood victims

Leaders partner with Dr. Gadget to provide insect traps for flood victims

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - People in Baton Rouge are getting help from a national television personality to fight against mosquitoes after the flood.

Several leaders in the Capital area partnered with Dr. Gadget for a big announcement Wednesday.

Officials said 1,000 DYNATRAP insect traps will be given out this weekend to flood victims who qualify. They said it's just one more way to help in the recovery process.

"Something to really assist our citizens as they are trying to rebuild their lives back together," state Sen. Regina Barrow said. To have another tool in the toolbox to help protect them against, unfortunately, West Nile and now the Zika virus."

The insect traps will be given out Saturday.

Those interested can pre-register by calling (225) 312-1774.

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