During mosquito season (May through October), the City of Burleson gives away mosquito larvicide or “dunks” to Burleson residents who would like to begin a personal mosquito-control program. “Dunks” are small tablets comprised of an environmentally-safe larvicide that specifically targets and eliminates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water for 30 to 45 days. Common examples of standing water include bird baths, planter basins, stagnant pools, and water troughs.
The City gives away two free dunks per household to residents who come to the Municipal Service Center located at 725 SE John Jones Drive. Residents must show proof of residency such as a utility bill or driver’s license. The City has a limited supply and the program is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mosquito dunks are also available at most local home, garden, and hardware stores.