Each 12 months, since 2003, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners has handed a decision which gives funding to cities, villages and townships inside Oakland County to assist fight the West Nile Virus (WNV).
With these funds, Waterford Township has bought mosquito repellent wipes and sprays. They can be found to residents freed from cost. They might be picked up within the Building and Engineering Department, on the third ground of Town Hall, throughout regular enterprise hours. Please contact Stacy St. James with any questions at 248-674-6240 or by electronic mail.
What is West Nile Virus?
West Nile Virus is a illness primarily of the chicken inhabitants. It is unfold when a mosquito bites and extracts blood from an contaminated chicken then subsequently bites an uninfected chicken thereby transferring the virus. Nearly all documented instances of a mosquito carrying the WNV have been present in Culex mosquitoes. Adult Culex mosquitoes dwell within the higher ranges of excessive timber as a way to be near birds that are their most well-liked supply of blood.
Humans are one of many least fascinating sources of blood for the Culex mosquito. The larvae of the Culex mosquito is deposited and matures in small swimming pools of stagnant water, typical breeding areas embrace pet water dishes, pool covers, wading swimming pools, discarded tires and catch basins. Bodies of water the place the floor is topic to fluctuation or motion, equivalent to lakes, rivers, ponds and flowing ditches, usually are not typically good breeding grounds for the Culex mosquito.
Minimizing Contact With Mosquitoes
The single greatest technique to attenuate the potential of contracting West Nile Virus is for folks to keep away from contact with mosquitoes. The Township has ready informational fliers that, over the following a number of months, shall be despatched to just about all of the residences inside the Township advising of strategies that can be utilized to attenuate the potential of being bitten by a mosquito carrying the WNV.
Another technique to lower the potential of publicity to West Nile Virus is to cut back the inhabitants of the Culex mosquito. This might be performed by using a larvicide that may stop the Culex larvae from maturing into grownup mosquitoes, or by making use of an adulticide to regulate the mature mosquitoes. For both of those strategies to be efficient you will need to precisely find and establish the mosquito habitat and breeding grounds.