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Claim your free mosquito dunks

Posted April 6, 2018

Mosquito dunk tablet in a pond
Water gardens and koi ponds are among numerous outdoor locations where mosquito dunks are effective.

The Code Compliance Department is providing free mosquito dunks to Fort Worth residents to help control mosquito populations around the home and to fight mosquito-borne viruses.

Each household may pick up a free package of two dunks at the Consumer Health Office, 818 Missouri Ave. Residents must show proof of residency, such as a utility bill or driver’s license. Pick up your mosquito dunks 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday while supplies last.

The dunks are small tablets comprised of an environmentally safe larvicide that targets and eliminates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water. Place the dunks anywhere standing water can collect, such as in flower pots, air-conditioning units, stagnant ponds, empty containers and even gutters. The product is not for resale, and residents should follow the instructions on the label. Dunks are also available for purchase at any local hardware store.

The most effective way to control mosquitos is to reduce their population:

  • Remove standing water in empty flower pots, pet bowls, outdoor toys, gutters, etc.
  • Properly maintain your swimming pool.
  • When outdoors, remember to wear repellent that contains DEET.
  • Wear clothing with long sleeves and pants when applicable.

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Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. May 1, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

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