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Battling mosquitoes is as easy as a dunk

When summer arrives in Texas, it always brings along some familiar friends — heat, humidity and a lot of mosquitoes. While we can’t do much about the first two, we can take proactive steps to help control those annoying and potentially dangerous pests.

In recent years, the infamous West Nile Virus has frequently emerged from the annual mosquito invasion. Mosquitoes in Bryan and College Station have tested positive for the virus again this summer, and residents are looking for effective ways to deal with the issue. Cities used to rely on fogger or spray trucks in mostly vain attempts to control mosquitoes, but most now distribute mosquito dunks as a more environmentally-friendly and effective solution. The City of College Station still does targeted spraying and applies mosquito dunks in ditches, culverts and creeks where large mosquito populations exist. 

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