Grand Rapids sprays larvicide to combat threat of West Nile Virus
Posted: Aug 31, 2012 10:29 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 7:37 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- We have an update for you on a new way Michigan is trying to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.
The Grand Rapids Sewer and Wastewater Department is applying larvicide throughout the city.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so packets of the larvicide are being thrown in the sewers.
As of Friday, five people have died and there are 104 other West Niles cases.