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Mosquito fish giveaway taking place this week

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POSTED June 24, 2013 12:47 a.m.

Bulletin staff report

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District will give away mosquitofish to Central Valley residents this week.

The free distribution will take place over four days at various sites throughout the county, beginning Tuesday morning.

Mosquitofish can be used to prevent mosquito development in standing bodies of water, such as ornamental ponds, neglected swimming pools and animal water troughs.

Those interested in obtaining mosquitofish must provide District officials with a name, address and location where fish will be placed. A maximum of 15 fish will be provided to each resident as long as supplies last.

Distribution days and sites include:

• TUESDAY: City of Tracy, in front of the Tracy Community Center at 950 East Street, from 9-11 a.m.; and the Lodi softball complex parking lot at 401 N. Stockton Street, from 12:45-2:45 p.m.

• WEDNESDAY: Ripon City Hall parking lot at 259 North Wilma Street from 9-11 a.m.; and Hogan Park at 1051 Escalon Avenue in Escalon, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

• THURSDAY: Manteca Senior Center Parking lot at 295 Cherry Lane, from 9-11:30 a.m.; and Lathrop’s Manuel Valverde Park at 15557 Fifth Street, from 1-2 p.m.

• FRIDAY: Stockton’s Swenson Park Golf Course at 6803 Alexandria Place, in the north parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District is located at 7759 South Airport Way in Stockton. For more information, contact (209) 982-4675 or (800) 300-4675, or visit www.sjmosquito.org.

– James Burns

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