San Joaquin County hands out fish to curb mosquito population

From KCRA 3
June 22, 2020

It’s that time of year — the mosquitoes are out.

San Joaquin County officials are trying to reduce the number of mosquito populations with free fish.


This week, mosquito and vector control is handing out mosquitofish.

The fish can be put in ornamental ponds, animal water troughs and neglected water pools, where they eat mosquito larvae. According to county officials, the fish can consume 100 to 500 mosquito larvae per day.

People can get up to 15 fish along with a small bag of fish food and informational brochures.

Those interested can contact the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District for delivery information and the distribution schedule.

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