Dallas County and the City of Sachse continue efforts to combat the spread of mosquitoes by offering free 2-packet Mosquito Dunks for all Sachse residents. The Mosquito Dunks are now available, on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Community Development Department Office located at City Hall, 3815-B Sachse Road during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Mosquito Dunks were donated by the Dallas County Health and Human Services.
These Mosquito Dunks are intended for the citizens of Sachse to place in standing, stagnant water around their homes. The purpose is to eliminate the presence of mosquito larvae. Mosquito Dunks float on water for 30 days or longer slowly releasing biological mosquito larvicide that kills mosquito larvae when eaten. They do not kill adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Dunk users should carefully follow directions for use and safety precautions found on the label of each pack. For more information about this product: www.summitchemical.com.
Read the Dallas County press release related to combating West Nile, Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses in 2017. DCHHS began its mosquito prevention campaign early this year.
Visit Dallas County HHS West Nile website for more information on how to prevent the spread of mosquitoes in your area.
To protect from mosquito bites, people are asked to follow the Four D’s of protection:
- DRAIN standing water around the home
- Use insect repellent containing DEET
- Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN when mosquitoes are most active
- DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants to reduce skin exposure