The Town of Bartonville is once again providing, free of charge, up to 6 Mosquito Dunks per household to assist in controlling the mosquito population this summer. Once wet, the Mosquito Dunks kill the immature, aquatic stage of the mosquito. Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) is a beneficial organism that is lethal to mosquito larvae, but harmless to fish, humans and other animals. Mosquito Dunks provide long-term protection for 30 days or more. Toss the dunk into standing water such as a pond, to eliminate mosquito larvae. One dunk treats up to 100 sq. ft. of water surface, regardless of depth. Stop by Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and bring proof of residence (driver's license, utility bill, etc.). Note: Mosquito Dunks should not be applied to treated, finished water which will be used for drinking.
Source: Town of Bartonville