About Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement

The Tangipahoa Mosquito abatement staff stands in front of the office for a group photo

Our Address:
15483 Club Deluxe Road Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 543-0454
Fax: (985) 543-0457.

Mission Statement

To protect public health and welfare in the Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District through area-wide, responsive services and programs.

Director's Message

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

The History of TMAD

The Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District (TMAD) was created by Parish Ordinance in June of 2001. On October 20, 2001, a 5-year 5 mil property tax to fund the District was approved at the polls, with 62% of voters voting in favor of this new dedicated tax.

Because of the timing of the tax election, no funds would be available to the District until January of 2003.

The Board of Commissioners hired Dennis Wallette as the District"s first Director in March of 2003. Very quickly, a staff was hired and trained, and equipment and chemicals were ordered. Just two months later, the District became fully operational and began mosquito adulticiding spray operations.

The District expanded its northern boundary to Highway 442 and Highway 40 (but not including the village of Tickfaw). This measure was passed with 69% voter approval on April 2, 2005.

On April 29, 2006, voters approved a 10-year renewal of the 5 mil property tax which funds the District. This tax was approved with 89% of voters voting in favor.

Later, in November of 2006, the District moved to its new facility at 15483 Club Deluxe Road in Hammond. This facility gave the District much needed office, lab, and storage space for vehicles, equipment, and chemicals.

In 2009, the District purchased its own aircraft to conduct aerial spray applications. Prior to this, any aerial spray applications had been performed by contracted services. Using our own aircraft, the District can perform aerial applications in a much more cost-effective manner, as well as reducing response time.