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Mosquito fish
Date August 11, 2018 | 9:00 AM

Fight Mosquitoes - Free Fish in Odessa

Residents throughout Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and MacDill Air Force Base, can pick up free fish from Hillsborough County Mosquito Management Services 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 mobile mosquito fish vehicle will be located in the parking lot.

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.

Event Details


Keystone Recreation Center

17928 Gunn Highway

Odessa FL, 33556


August 11, 2018 | 9:00 AM


Public Works Customer Service

Public Works

P (813) 635-5400


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