WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - Amidst the growing concerns of West Nile Virus across the country and in the state of Michigan, the Wayne-Westland parks along with the Westland Municipal Golf Course will be fogged for mosquitoes.
Crews started the job Wednesday night.
“It’s going to help out trying to knock down the virus while you’re knocking down adult mosquitoes,” said Brian Gramer of Advanced Pest Management LLC, Mosquito Control.
A truck that Gramer uses has an ultra low fog volume machine in the bed of his truck that sprays out small molecules of pesticides that land on the fine hairs of the mosquitoes and kills them. The job they start Wednesday is only half the battle.
“The next time you have some winds that are 15-20 mph per say or another hatch that goes off, there will be a new breed of mosquitoes,” said Gramer.
This is the second time the City of Westland has fogged this year.
“To drop and treat all the standing water and catch basins and spray the parks for the safety and welfare of the City of Westland,” said Ted Williams with the Department of Public Service for the City of Westland.
A total of 40 parks across the Wayne-Westland area and 11,000 storm drains will be treated for mosquitoes in time for Labor Day weekend. The spray should remain effective for at least two weeks.
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