Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dunk Tablets Available for Lewisville Residents

Original information from the City of Lewisville

The City of Lewisville will distribute free larvicide "dunk" tablets to residents on a limited basis today and tomorrow

Each household is eligible to receive two free tablets while supplies last.
Central Fire Station
188 N. Valley Parkway, 
Hours: between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This will be a drive-through service operated by volunteers from Lewisville Fire Department Reserves and the American Red Cross. Residents will be required to show a driver's license or current water bill bearing a single-family Lewisville address in order to receive their two free tablets. 
Red Cross volunteers work with Lewisville Fire
Department Reserves members to hand out tablets.

Packets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted. 

Tablets should be used according to directions provided at time of pick-up and are intended to kill mosquito eggs and larvae in standing water sources, such as ponds or planters. Residents, business operators and apartment managers also are reminded that larvicide tablets can be purchased inexpensively at many local retailers. 

While larvicide tablets can be effective in controlling the mosquito population within a localized area, residents who use the tablets should continue to practice the 4 D's: 

    • Try to stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes tend to be most active.
    • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors (weather permitting).
    • Use repellent containing the active ingredient Deet when going into areas where mosquitoes might be active.
    • Drain standing water from such sources as tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, cans, buckets and ground depressions. These are prime mosquito breeding areas.

Residents also are encouraged to report standing water on city-maintained property by calling Lewisville Animal Control at (972) 219-3478.

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