The hoards of hungry buzzers hovering over Eunice in the wake of tropical storm-related rains over Labor Day weekend are making life miserable for any man or beast milling about outside, particularly if they stray from paved areas into grassy ones from where the buggers stage their attacks.
Moody said the city’s primary assault weapon - a mobile sprayer - is working streets city-wide in the mornings and again in the evenings.
He said residents who think their particular area needs additional bombardment should call the Wastewater Department, from which the attacks are being coordinated.
The mayor also announced that Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries employees began the draw down of City Lake on Wednesday.
Though not immediately noticeable, he said he had been told that within a week the falling water level will be clearly apparent.
The draw down is in preparation for the nearly $1 million overhaul the lake and its environment is going to get. The project is financed with money remaining from the settlement following the train derailment near the lake in May 2000.
An architectural drawing of the lake as it will appear with its improvements is on display in lobby of City Hall.
In another public announcement, Police Chief Ronald Dies said Officer Ryan Fenton, certified in proper child safety seat instruction, will provide assistance in properly using child vehicle seats.
Fenton said he will be available on Sept. 20 from 9-10 a.m. and Sept. 22 from 1-2 p.m. at the Police Department.
He also said he is available at 457-2626 to answer questions about the devices.