Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control was established in 1975 with the passage of a 10 year parish-wide property tax to fund the program. The tax has been renewed 3 times since its initial passage, assuring the continuation of this vital service to its citizens.
Mosquito Control covers 1080 square miles - the topography of the parish ranges greatly with salt marshes in the south, upland forests in the north and a great variation in between. Two major river systems with cypress-tupelo swamps traverse the area, one of which is a deep water port from the Gulf of Mexico. Agriculture also plays a major role in the community with rice and cattle being two of the main products.
This wide range of topography means that mosquito habitats are plentiful, supporting over 50 different mosquito species. Mosquito Control employs 18, full-time and approximately 35 seasonal employees. Operations encompass all of the major components of a comprehensive control program including: mosquito surveillance, disease surveillance, larviciding, adulticiding, source reduction and public education.
Mission Statement - Our mission is to provide the citizens of Calcasieu Parish more mosquito free days, assuring them the highest quality of life through the suppression of both pestiferous and disease carrying mosquitoes, utilizing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach with environmentally friendly products and the latest technologies.
1037 Tom Watson Road, Lake Charles, LA 70615
6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday