Director's Message

Dennis Wallette

Welcome to our web site.   Our hope is that the information contained here will help you to better understand who we are, what we do, and the reasons behind our efforts.

At the Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District, we have a commitment to excellence. We take great pride in the fact that our inspectors and supervisors are certified by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) as pesticide applicators. Further, our employees receive far more continuing education and training than the LDAF requires.

We take seriously our responsibility to enhance the quality of life of the citizens in the District by allowing them to better enjoy outdoor activities, but also to protect public health by eliminating mosquitoes that can transmit disease. While we will never eliminate all mosquitoes, our goal is for you to see a noticeable difference because of our efforts.

In short, we are here to serve you. If you ever have any particular concerns about mosquitoes, or questions about our operations, you are always welcome to call or write.


Dennis Wallette

Dennis L. Wallette, Jr. is the Director of the Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District. He has been involved in mosquito control for over 25 years. He holds a BS in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a MS in Entomology from LSU. He serves on the Boards of Directors of both the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association and the American Mosquito Control Association.

Dennis is a member of the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrise Rotary, and is a graduate of Leadership Tangipahoa.