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. “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, sample repellent 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.
June 24, 2019
- City of Lodi, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Salas Park parking lot at 2001 S. Stockton St.
June 25, 2019
- City of Ripon, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location: Ripon City Hall parking lot at 259 N. Wilma St.
- City of Escalon, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Hogan Park parking lot at 1051 Escalon Ave.
June 26, 2019
- City of Stockton, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Swenson Park Golf Course parking lot at 6803 Alexandria Place
June 27, 2019
- City of Manteca, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Location: Manteca Senior Center parking lot, enter at 295 Cherry Ln.
- City of Lathrop, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Manuel Valverde Park near the Community Center, 15557 Fifth St.
June 28, 2019
- City of Tracy, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: In front of the Tracy Community Center at 950 East St.
In addition to the dates provided, mosquitofish are available at the District office.