Need help fighting mosquitoes?

Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 12:22:38-04

Mosquito-Dunk-PackageSuffolk, Va. – The warm weather means the return of mosquitoes.

The Suffolk Department of Public Works Mosquito Control Division is offering free mosquito dunks to Suffolk residents to assist in limiting the mosquito population.

Placing mosquito dunks in stagnant water habitats is a common practice used to eliminate mosquito larvae, officials say.

Mosquito Dunks are available to Suffolk citizens at Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 1 (400 Market Street), Station 3 (1001 Whitemarsh Road), Station 4 (837 Lake Kilby Road), Station 5 (3901 Bridge Road), Station 6 (300 Kings Fork Road), Station 7 (6666 O’Kelly Road), Station 8 (6235 Whaleyville Boulevard), Station 9 (300 Kings Highway), Station 10 (4869 Bennetts Pasture Road), the Suffolk Media & Community Relations Department (441 Market Street, Room 205), the Suffolk Public Works Engineering Reception Desk (440 Market Street, 2nd Floor) and the East Suffolk Recreation Center (138 South Sixth Street).

In order to get your free Mosquito Dunks, you must be 18 years of age or older, have proof of residence in the City of Suffolk, proper picture identification and sign the “Information Sheet” at the place of distribution. Residents cannot pick-up more than one package of mosquito dunks per month and cannot pick-up mosquito dunks for another resident.

The best way to use the product is to break up the dunk into small pieces. Use protective gloves while breaking the dunks apart. Smaller pieces are easier to spread and allow you to cover more area as well as extending the use of the dunks. There is a label provided with the package with more instructions on proper use.

For more information, contact Charles Abadam, Superintendent of Suffolk Mosquito Control, at 757-514-7609 or email