In order to fight against the West Nile and Zika Virus, the Department of Public Services staff fights the viruses by dropping charcoal-sized larvicide pellets through the grates of the City’s storm drains. The treatment slowly releases an agent for up to 150 days that kills mosquito larvae. This treatment is repeated each summer.
To help aid the cause, there are precautions homeowners can take to reduce mosquitoes around their home and the threat of West Nile and Zika Virus:
For more information on West Nile or Zika Virus contact the Oakland County Health Division at 1-877-377-3641.
Additional information on the Zika Prevention.
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