As we hit the summer stretch, efforts to keep the insects that spread West Nile virus at bay are gearing up in North Texas.
Dallas and Duncanville are offering mosquito "dunks" — donut-shaped cakes of larvicide that kill mosquito larvae, not adult mosquitoes. The dunks usually last for about 30 days.
So far, Dallas County has not reported a human case of West Nile. Dallas will hand out packages at the Code Compliance office (3112 Canton Avenue, Suite 100) on Saturday, July 27. The product will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 a.m.
- READ: More information about City of Dallas offer (pdf)
Duncanville is offering the dunks free for residents now at its Public Works Code Enforcement office at City Hall, 203 East Wheatland Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.