MONROE, La (KNOE) The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement calls on residents to take action to control mosquitoes during the hurricane season. She said she could bring both advantages and disadvantages.
Rider said more pools could help spread mosquitoes instead of clumping in the same place. She said that this could prevent the spread of diseases like West Nile. But Rider also said that more pools of water can mean more "annoying" mosquitoes.
"Sometimes there is no profit, we fight against West Nile mosquitoes or we fight against annoying mosquitoes," said Rider.
Recommended residents carry insect repellent and long sleeves so they do not get bitten.