The mosquito has been called the Louisiana state bird. I would call it a love/hate relationship, but it's all hate. Orkin has released their list of "Top 50 Mosquito Cities" and Lafayette has claimed a spot on the list.
State health officials say the risk of contracting West Nile virus is expected to rise as water from recent flooding across south Louisiana recedes. The year started off relatively slowly in terms of the number of cases. However, that's where the good news stops.