The West Nile Virus has been reported in twenty-two states but not Michigan yet. Ways to keep your family safe is bug spray to keep them biting you but you can also can prevent them from breeding in the first place.
"Each of us policing our own property and our own yards could make the greatest difference. Make sure there's no children's toys out there, no garden flower pots, those kinds of things that can collect water because without water, these mosquitos cannot breed and they cannot grow into adults," said Livonia's Superintendent of Public Service Brian Wilson.
So far, no one in the state has been infected with West Nile but the virus has been identified in certain mosquito pools.
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