Mosquito Fish Giveaway

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Date(s) - 05/08/2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gate 1 - Parking Lot

May 8, 22, June 5, 19 & July 17, 2014


Phone: (530) 273-2648   FAX (530) 273-1713

Address: 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 OR Mail: 950 MAIDU AVENUE NEVADA CITY, CA   95959-8617

The Nevada County Vector Control Program is announcing free mosquito fish giveaway events for the summer season starting tomorrow Thursday, May 8. The free event will be held 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Nevada County Fairgrounds by the Gentle Giant Monument. Entrance to the event is from Brighton Street where it crosses McCourtney Road. The event will be drive-thru style. Additional mosquito fish giveaway events are planned for May 22, June 5, June 19 and July 17. The mosquito fish need to be delivered to your pond within a two-hour period. The fish are not native to California and should not be placed into moving bodies of water like creeks or streams. The fish will eat mosquito larvae in ponds, watering troughs, bird baths, and unused swimming pools. In situations where a property has temporary, seasonal ponds, drainages or ditches and they cannot be manually drained, store-bought bacterial larvacide products such as Bti can be used. Most home-use larvacide products are harmless to the environment and will not hurt people, pets, or wildlife when used properly and according to label directions. These products can often be found at various hardware, garden or pond supply stores. Also, the Nevada County Mosquito Control Program provides on-site service visits for treatment requests. Call 530-265-1500 or go to for an on-line service request form. The Nevada County Mosquito Control Program provides information on: 1) West Nile virus and precautions people can take to minimize the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and 2) how to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas on your property. Mosquito control information can be found at: