West Nile Response Plan

By: Aaron Baskerville
By: Aaron Baskerville

The East Lansing Department of Public Works announced its plan for controlling the mosquito population and the spread of the West Nile Virus.

The city's plan focuses on the identification of breeding sites, mosquito control, and personal protection. Their plan is similar to that of the state of Michigan.

The city placed 20 mosquito dunks into a retention pond outside the East Lansing Aquatic Center. The larvacides with chemical BTI is supposed to control the breeding of mosquitoes.

The city says identifying breeding grounds is the first step in controlling the spread of West Nile Virus. Experts say residents should continue to wear long sleeves, long shirts, and insect repellant with deet.

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