Wayne-Westland parks to be sprayed for mosquitoes to prevent spread of West Nile virus

Wayne-Westland parks, golf course to be fogged, treated for mosquitoes in wake of Michigan's West Nile virus concerns

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:18:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2012 08:40:36 PM EDT
WESTLAND, Mich. -

The city of Westland says it is responding to the state of Michigan's concern for West Nile virus by fogging city parks for mosquitoes.

Mayor William Wild announced Wednesday 40 parks within the Wayne-Westland parks system and the Westland Municipal Golf Course will be fogged in time for the Labor Day weekend.

The city says 19 parks in Westland and the golf course will be sprayed on Wednesday night. The spray will be effective for about 2 weeks. The 19 parks in Wayne will be sprayed on Friday.

"The city of Westland is committed to the health and safety of our residents," said Mayor Wild in a news release. "Labor Day weekend is a time for families to enjoy the last weekend of summer and we want the residents to visit our golf course and parks to enjoy the great amenities."

In addition to the park treatment, Westland plans to treat more than 11,000 storm drains with water soluble pouches to help battle virus-carrying mosquitoes.