National Mosquito Week June 20-26

The Buzzing. The Bite. The Itch. How to Minimize Risk

Mosquitofish consume the mosquito larvae before they mature into adulthood.
Photo courtesy of San Joaquin County Mosquito Vector & Control District.

Delta residents well know how pesky mosquitos can be. The buzzing. The bite. The itch. 

Subliminally we are all aware of the dangers and the risks of mosquito borne disease. Preparation and readiness for mosquito season should be year-round even though the active season locally is from May through October.

Below is a list of resources, by county, you can use to request information and free mosquitofish to stock your water troughs, ponds, and other standing water areas/features. These little nippers consume the mosquito larvae before they move into adulthood.

In addition to requesting delivery of the fish or making an appointment to pick them up from your local Mosquito Abatement District, residents of San Joaquin County can pick up mosquitofish and information at the outreach programs in cities/venues around the county this week.

CITY

DATE

TIMES

LOCATION

LODI

MON/JUNE 21

OVER

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RIPON

TUES/JUNE 22

9AM-10:30AM

Ripon City Hall parking lot/259 N. Wilma Street 

ESCALON

TUES/JUNE 22

11:30AM-1PM

Hogan parking lot/1051 Escalon Avenue

STOCKTON

WED/JUNE 23

9AM-1PM

Swenson Park Golf Course parking lot/6803 Alexandria Place

MANTECA

THURS/JUNE 24

9AM-11AM

Manteca Senior Center parking lot/enter at 295 Cherry Lane

LATHROP

THURS/JUNE 24

12PM-1:30PM

Manuel Valverde Park near the Community Center/15557 Fifth Street

TRACY

FRI/JUNE 25

11AM-1PM

In front of the Tracy Community Center/950 East Street

CONTRA COSTA  

https://www.contracostamosquito.com/free_mosquitofish.htm 

SACRAMENTO-YOLO

https://www.fightthebite.net/services/request-service/

SAN JOAQUIN 

http://sjmosquito.org/Reporting-Requesting-Service/Request-Service 

SOLANO

https://www.solanomosquito.com/mosquito-eating-fish

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