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Mosquito fish
Date June 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fight Mosquitoes with Free Fish

This summer 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.

Things to know

  • You only need a photo ID showing residence in Hillsborough County to receive fish
  • We have limited quantities of mosquito fish available, while supplies last
  • You will find the mobile mosquito fish vehicle and mobile interactive in the parking lot at the locations
  • We are providing fish as an effective, natural way for residents to control the spread of mosquito-borne disease

Schedule and locations

The mobile mosquito fish truck events are in parking lot from 10 AM to 1 PM on the following Saturdays:

  • June 1 – Mosquito Management Services - 6527 Eureka Springs Road in Tampa
  • June 15 – Providence Skate Park - 5720 Providence Road in Riverview
  • June 29 – Northdale Park - 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa
  • July 13 – Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay - 9330 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa
  • July 27 – SouthShore Library - 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin
  • August 10 – Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library - 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa
  • August 24 – Mike E. Sansone Community Park - 1702 N. Park Road in Plant City
  • September 7 – Gardenville Recreation Center - 6215 Symmes Road in Gibsonton
  • September 21 – Picnic Island Park - 7409 Picnic Island Blvd. in Tampa

Free fish Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from June  1 - September 21 you can pick up the free mosquito fish at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory located at 1408 24th St. S.E. in Ruskin from 9 AM to noon.

About mosquito fish

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


Providence Skate Park

5720 Providence Road

Riverview FL, 33534


June 15, 2019 | 10:00 AM


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P (813) 635-5400


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