Don’t forget your dunks! Mosquito season is here and now is the time to do your part in eliminating potential breeding grounds around your home and yard.
Female mosquitoes need very little standing water to lay anywhere from 100 to 250 eggs, which hatch in 7 to 15 days. Common mosquito breeding grounds include: bird baths, gutters, planter basins, water troughs, pet bowls, old tires, trashcan lids, and rainwater collection containers. These areas should be checked weekly and all standing water should be eliminated.
For larger bodies of water like pools, ponds, and drainage ditches, the Town is providing free mosquito larvicide, or “dunks” to Flower Mound residents (one package per household) again this year. With proof of residency, residents can stop by Town Hall during regular business hours to pick them up! This environmentally-safe larvicide specifically targets and eliminates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water for up to 45 days and can also be purchased at any home improvement store throughout the year.
For more information, please contact Environmental Services at 972.874.6340.