Halloween Trick-or-Treating canceled in Michigan City
- Due to a “cockroach problem”, Wyandotte, Michigan banned faking or treating.
- On Monday, the city blocked off streets “to prevent more cockroach migration” via Facebook.
- “The City has decided in the public interest to block 20th Street, including the sidewalks, from Eureka to Grove on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,” the notification adds. “
The faking or treating was banned in Wyandotte, Michigan, because of a “cockroach problem.”
The city closed the streets on Monday “to prevent further migration of cockroaches” according to Facebook.
The letter further states that the city has decided that closing 20th Street, including the sidewalks, from Eureka to Grove on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is in the best interests of the greater audience. . “Grove, Orchard, Pine and Eureka will only be accessible to cars and pedestrians due to barricades and signs. Do not deceive or treat in this area.
“Trick-or-treating will continue as planned in the city from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.”
“All residents of Wyandotte can rest assured that the city is doing everything legally possible to get rid of the source of this infestation,” said Mayor Robert A. DeSana, who called the situation “unfortunate.” The city is spraying insecticide along the sidewalks, on the lawn between the sidewalk and the street, and along the sidewalk line in parts of the street in the affected area.
Wyandotte officials did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Councilman Todd Hanna told the Detroit Free Press that the garbage truck picked up trash from a cockroach-infested property. He said no one was home.
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