Hurricane Laura left a wake of destruction throughout southwest Louisiana after making landfall late final month.

In its aftermath, clouds of mosquitoes have overrun the realm.

The swarms of skeeters are so thick that as many as 400 cattle have been misplaced, based on Craig Fontenot, a large-animal veterinarian primarily based in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

The clouds of mosquitos have left animals akin to horses, deer and cattle anemic and bleeding beneath their skins from all of the bites, Fontenot instructed The Related Press.

The animals are getting exhausted from continuously transferring in an try to keep away from being bit, Fontenot added.

Jeremy Hebert, an agent on the Louisiana State College Agricultural Middle, instructed WWL-TV that he is aware of a number of cattle house owners who misplaced as many as eight animals and that he’s heard about three horse deaths that have been additionally mosquito-related.

Fortunately for people, the species of mosquitoes which are swarming don’t transmit human ailments simply, veterinarian Christine Navarre instructed USA Right this moment.

Latest spraying appears to have thinned the hordes of mosquitoes, brokers for LSU AgCenter instructed WWL-TV.

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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite tv for pc picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and offered by NOAA, exhibits Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “a particularly harmful Class four hurricane,” The Nationwide Hurricane Middle stated.
Laura is anticipated to strike Wednesday evening into Thursday morning alongside the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA through AP)

Mark Allums, left, and Hunter Clark watch waves crash ashore as outer bands from Hurricane Laura start to hit the coast Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Excessive Island. The 2 are from Bogata, Texas, close to Paris, Texas, they usually got here to board up home windows at a seaside home in Excessive Island. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle through AP)

A Cameron Parish Sheriff deputy wipes his face as he mans a roadblock within the rain on LA 27 whereas residents evacuate Cameron in Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, forward of Hurricane Laura. (AP Picture/Gerald Herbert)

Daoith Porm, left, and Bunsant Khov, proper, board their enterprise with Hurricane Laura simply hours away, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Bridge Metropolis, Texas. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual)

A retailer in low-lying Delcambre, La., is boarded up prematurely of Hurricane Laura, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Picture/Melinda Deslatte)

Daoith Porm, left, and Bunsant Khov, proper, board their enterprise with Hurricane Laura simply hours away, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Bridge Metropolis, Texas. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual)

Water falls over Jimmy Villarreal, of Galveston, Texas as a wave hits the seawall whereas he was watching the surf stirred up by Hurricane Laura Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle through AP)

An image taken on August 27, 2020 exhibits a destroyed string of lights swinging within the wind as the attention wall of hurricane Laura passes over in Lake Charles, Louisiana. – Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US state of Louisiana on August 27 and the monster class four storm prompted warnings of “unsurvivable” ocean surges and evacuation orders for a whole lot of hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. The Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC) stated “extraordinarily harmful” Laura would convey winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour) and “damaging waves will trigger catastrophic harm” to Louisiana and Texas. (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP through Getty Photos)

A person checks particles blown between two automobiles as hurricane Laura passes over in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 27, 2020. – Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US state of Louisiana on August 27 and the monster class four storm prompted warnings of “unsurvivable” ocean surges and evacuation orders for a whole lot of hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. The Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC) stated “extraordinarily harmful” Laura would convey winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour) and “damaging waves will trigger catastrophic harm” to Louisiana and Texas. (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP through Getty Photos)

A single truck is parked in an open lot as heavy rains from hurricane Laura fall in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 26, 2020. – Hurricane Laura was barreling in direction of the coast of the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas on August 26 as a monster Class four storm, prompting warnings of “unsurvivable” storm surge and evacuation orders for a whole lot of hundreds of Gulf Coast residents. (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Picture by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP through Getty Photos)

Port Arthur firefighters decrease a U.S. flag at a submit workplace at sundown as they anticipate Hurricane Laura to make landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual)

Lake Charles Hearth Division personnel Alvin Taylor, proper, and Jeremy Harris, left, help Tim Williams right into a transport van as he evacuates Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, forward of Hurricane Laura. (AP Picture/Gerald Herbert)

Folks discuss as waves wash ashore and the outer bands of Hurricane Laura convey winds and rain Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Excessive Island. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle through AP)

Jordan Razo steps again as a wave, stirred up by the strategy of Hurricane Laura, crashes up and over the seawall Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle through AP)




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