Hurricane season is just around the corner and that means mosquitoes are not far behind. It sucks opening the door on a humid day and all the mosquitoes flooding into the house…
Hillsborough County has a solution for all of these pests. Hillsborough County residents can pick up free mosquito fish to help reduce backyard mosquito breeding this summer.
According to the county, mosquito fish are small, native freshwater fish that eat mosquito larvae. Mosquito fish are an ideal resource for backyard ponds, birdbaths, fountains, animal troughs, unused swimming pools, and other standing water. The fish eat the larvae before they become mosquitoes, helping to reduce the adult population and to control the spread of mosquito-borne disease.
- May 22 – Mosquito Management Services – 6527 Eureka Springs Road, Tampa
- June 5 – Northdale Park – 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa
- June 19 – Providence Skate Park – 5720 Providence Road, Riverview
- July 10 – Keystone Rec Center, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa
- July 24 – SouthShore Library – 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
- August 7 – Mike E. Sansone Community Park – 1702 N. Park Road, Plant City
- August 21 – Temple Terrace Public Library, 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace
- September 11 – Alderman’s Ford Conservation Park – 100 Alderman’s Ford Park Drive, Plant City
- September 25 – Mosquito Management Services – 6527 Eureka Springs Road, Tampa
To pick up a fish, all you will have to do is show a photo ID proving you live in Hillsborough County. Get to your deseired location EARLY because it’s first-come, first-served.
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]
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