LSU students returned back to campus after the evacuation caused by Hurricane Ida and were greeted with a new species of mosquitoes.

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After Hurricane Ida struck in late August, closing down LSU for a week, students who traveled home came back to school and although nothing had changed, their walks to class were different. 

Ida brought in a new species of mosquito that causes no new harm, other than its bite. The hurricane created a lot of sitting water, which mosquitoes laid their eggs in. Not only that, but September brought in lots of rain, which also created a lot of sitting water.

"September was a record setting month for rain, we had 12.8 inches of rain here at the airport," Assistant Director of Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control Randy Vaeth said.

September and October were busy months for pest control. The airplanes with chemicals in them could cover 6000 acres of land in 30 seconds. But the issue with covering LSUs campus is the problem with people always walking around the lakes in the late evening so the company had to find other times to do it. 

If you've been affected by a mass amount of mosquitoes in the Baton Rouge area, you can contact Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control of Baton Rouge.