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    Background

    The first confirmed human West Nile Virus case occurred in 1999 and spread rapidly across the country. The first confirmed human case in Michigan occurred in 2002.

    Mosquito Control

    One thing you can do to reduce the presence of West Nile virus in your neighborhood is to limit mosquito breeding - get rid of places for females to lay eggs. Encourage your neighbors to do the same.

    Protection

    Cover up and wear long sleeve shirts and pants and minimize exposed skin. Many mosquitoes bite between dusk and dawn so try to stay indoors if possible. Use insect repellents containing DEET in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

     

    Places Where Mosquitos May Breed

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    Center for Disease Control Current Maps 

                    Larvicide Project Maps 

                   

    Response

    The City has developed an integrated pest management strategy with proactive measures to control mosquito populations and response protocols which can be quickly implemented in response to local health department reports.

    In September of 2012 Environmental Services Department staff treated stormwater catch basins with VectoLex WSP to help control mosquitoes. The MSDS sheet is available by clicking the following link. VectoLex WSP MSDS Sheet (WNV Larvicide).pdf


    West Nile Progression - CDC

    CDC WNV Activity 2007 

    2008 

    2008 WNV Activity

     2009

    CDC WNC 2009 Activity Map

    2010

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    2011
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    2012
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    2013

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    Additional Resources

     

    Contact ESD:  616-456-3625