City of Bryan offering mosquito dunks

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 3:38pm

BRYAN -- The City of Bryan’s Public Works and Neighborhood Association Partnership Program seek to partner with registered neighborhood and homeowner associations in an effort to enhance the community and quality of life.

One program provides an opportunity for the city to partner with Bryan registered homeowner and neighborhood associations through the distribution of mosquito abatement products, specifically dunks and plunks, to assist with the control of mosquito populations in neighborhoods.

The goal of the program is to reduce the possibility of exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes in an effort to minimize the contracting of serious diseases, such as West Nile virus. Realizing that the most-effective way to treat mosquitoes is for citizens to assist with eliminating or treating possible breeding grounds, the City of Bryan will distribute supplies of dunks and plunks to registered neighborhood associations to administer in their neighborhoods.

Individual residents of the City of Bryan can receive plunks by visiting the Municipal Service Center at 1111 Waco Street or the Parks and Recreation office at 1309 East Martin Luther King Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

In order for neighborhood associations to participate, a representative of the registered neighborhood association should contact the Public Works Department at 209-5900 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. You will be asked to set an appointment time to pick up the dunks in order to allow city staff to instruct you on the proper application of the chemical and other preventative measures to help control the mosquito population.

Remember the four D’s – use insect repellants containing DEET, be sure to dump standing water which serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, avoid going outdoors at dusk and dawn, and wear appropriate dress when outdoors, such as long sleeves, long pants, etc.

If you find a dead bird, do not touch it with your bare hands. Contact the local health department at 979-361-4450 and report the location of the dead bird.

More information about the prevention of West Nile Virus is available on Channel 16 and the City’s website at


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