An adult mosquito crawls across the lens of the camera on the Frank Davis, 'Naturally N'awlins' bridge over Lake Pontchartrain headed into St. Tammany Parish from New Orleans.
St. Tammany Parish biologist Sydney Johnson takes a “dip,” sampling the septic drainage ditch for mosquito larvae.
Mosquitoes collected from around the state are frozen and mailed to the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Baton Rouge where the pools are macerated and tested for diseases like West Nile virus.
Structures at the Calcasieu Parish mosquito control campus are still visibly damaged a year after Hurricane Laura.
Destroyed by high winds and debris, rusted structures have yet to be repaired at the Calcasieu Parish mosquito control campus a year after Hurricane Laura.
Pieces of insulation from the walls of a storage area flap in the breeze, unprotected on a windy day in Calcasieu Parish.
Barrels of costly and poisonous pesticides are stored in a damaged airplane hangar in Calcasieu Parish a year after Hurricane Laura.
Making due while stationed in an airplane hangar, the Calcasieu Parish mosquito control workers must share a freezer with locally-collected mosquito samples.
L’Auberge du Lac, an iconic Lake Charles casino, is covered with scaffolding around its golden sign a year after Hurricane Laura.
A sign outside the dilapidated Lake Charles Department of Public Works still encourages staff and visitors to wear their masks to protect against COVID-19.
Debris sits in front of the Lake Charles Department of Public Works building. The structure was damaged by Hurricane Laura.
The Lake Charles Department of Public Works sits in a pile of its own debris, still not repaired a year after Hurricane Laura.