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Free Mosquito Dunks Available

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department is giving out free mosquito dunks to residents of Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties. Mosquito dunks can be added to standing water to help control the mosquito population and are harmless to fish and other animals. They are currently available at the city offices in Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, and Tekamah and at the ELVPHD office in Wisner.

Mosquitoes can develop in any standing water that lasts more than 4 days.  To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, reduce or eliminate all standing water and debris: 

  • Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.
  • Clear brush from around your home
  • Remove all discarded tires on your property.
  • Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters regularly (spring and fall), particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Change the water in bird baths
  • Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.
  • Drain water from pool covers.
  • Use landscaping to eliminate stagnant water that collects on your property.

For more information, contact the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department at 402-529-2233 or 877-379-4400.

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Wisner, NE 68791


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