San Joaquin County MVCD Annual Mosquito-Fish Giveaway

From San Joaquin County MVCD
June 22, 2018

June 25 through June 29, 2018

(STOCKTON, CA) – San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) will be distributing mosquito-fish free to residents of all cities and surrounding rural areas within San Joaquin County. “Each resident will receive up to 15 fish depending on the size of the area where fish will be placed. The District will provide a fish carry container, informational brochures, and a small bag of fish food,” said Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer with the District.

Mosquitofish facts: 1) Mosquitofish live two to three years. 2) Females give birth to about 50 young every six weeks from spring to fall. 3) They are capable of consuming 100-500 mosquito larvae per day. 4) They require minimal care, just an occasional feeding each week and a little more food in the winter. 5) Ideal places to use mosquitofish to prevent mosquito development are ornamental ponds, animal water troughs, water features, and neglected swimming pools. For more information go to www.sjmosquito.org.

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