East Baton Rouge Parish mosquito aerial spray set for Friday night

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FILE – In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District biologist Nadja Reissen examines a mosquito in Salt Lake City. State and federal health officials are reporting a higher than usual number of deaths and illnesses from a rare, mosquito-borne virus this year. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in a score of people in six states and several people have died so far this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Parish will have a mosquito aerial spray on Friday, Oct. 1 around 8:30 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

The aerial spray will take place in the southeastern section of East Baton Rouge Parish.

“This is in response to high mosquito numbers and West Nile Virus,” Klaryce James, an entomologist from E.B.R.P. Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control.

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