San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) will be distributing mosquitofish free to residents of all cities and surrounding rural areas within San Joaquin County. “Mosquitofish play an important role in mosquito prevention. They are used for existing water sources including ornamental ponds, abandoned or neglected swimming pools, water features, and animal water troughs,” said Aaron Devencenzi, Public Information Officer with the District. “This event is held during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week,” said Devencenzi.
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. 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.
For more information, go to www.sjmosquito.org.
- June 23, 2021: City of Stockton from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Swenson Park Golf Course parking lot at 6803 Alexandria Place
In addition to the dates provided, mosquitofish are available for delivery by calling the District at (209) 982-4675 or picking them up at the District’s facility located at 7759 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA. Our office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If there are any questions regarding this event, please call the District Manager.