Public Events
Mosquito Fish
Date May 27, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Fight Mosquitoes - Free Fish in Westchase

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Residents throughout Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and MacDill Air Force Base, can pick up free fish from Hillsborough County Mosquito Control to help reduce backyard mosquito breeding. Residents will only need a photo ID showing residence in Hillsborough County to receive fish. Limited quantities of mosquito fish will be available, while supplies last.

The County is providing fish as an effective, natural way for residents to control the spread of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito fish are small, native freshwater fish that eat mosquito larvae. Mosquito fish are ideal for controlling 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 require no special environment for breeding.

For more information contact Ron Montgomery at (813) 635-5400.

Event Details


Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library

11211 Countryway Blvd.

Tampa FL, 33626


May 27, 2017 | 9:00 AM