Mosquito swarms kill animals after Hurricane Laura.
Swarms of mosquitoes have killed livestock in southern Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The Category 4 storm hit the state on Aug. 27, pushing the insects out of the state’s marshes. “The population just exploded in the southwest part of the state,” said Jeremy Hebert with LSU AgCenter in Acadia Parish, about 150 miles west of New Orleans. The mosquitoes are draining the lifeblood of the creatures in their path. Cattle losses are widespread, according to the center and the swarms have also killed horses and deer.