Thursday, July 21, 2022

Mosquito abatement set

Westland officials are taking action against some of the worst pests in the city.

The city will begin the summer mosquito abatement program this week in an effort to control the pesky insects. Officials said the continued summer rains have resulted in standing water in the city sewer system and the abatement program is designed to eliminate mosquito larvae in sewer systems before hatching.

Armed with 10,000 total treatment kits, staff from the city department of public service will apply Natural G30 WSP Spinosad Briquettes / pouches to 7,300 catch basins and ditches that may pose as a potential mosquito breeding ground in the community. The remaining 2,700 treatment kits will be available to homeowners associations, parks and other potential hot spots, officials said. 

“The City of Westland is committed to keeping our residents healthy and safe. With the ongoing rain events in southeast Michigan, taking action against mosquitoes will help each resident enjoy Michigan's summers and the amenities offered by our city,” said Mayor William R. Wild. 

The treatment has been approved by Michigan EGLE, (Environment, Great Lakes and Energy), and will not harm water surface water quality.

For more information, call (734) 467-3200.