July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hillsborough County provides larvae-eating mosquito fish for residents. By eating hatchlings before they turn into adult mosquitoes, the fish help control insects that can carry West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and Zika.
The 2½-inch fish are a native freshwater species. They are an effective, natural way to control mosquito larvae in backyard ponds, birdbaths, fountains, animal troughs, unused swimming pools, and other standing water. They require no feeding, and care is limited to protecting them from garden sprays, chlorine, or other chemicals used for cleaning. Mosquito fish do not lay eggs and need no special environment for breeding. Mosquito Control is distributing gambusia affinis at no charge.
Residents, including those in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and at MacDill Air Force Base, must bring a photo ID showing their local address to receive fish, while supplies last.
July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
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