NJ county uses fish to curb mosquitoes

August 3, 2009 4:38:53 AM PDT
One New Jersey county wants mosquitoes to sleep with the fishes. Bergen County has dumped 30,000 fish in abandoned stagnant swimming pools in foreclosed homes to help curb the insects.

Mosquitofish eat mosquito larvae and pupae.

Officials say wet weather in June and July have made it a busy summer for mosquitoes. The county's mosquito control office usually has received about 500 calls for help this time of year. They've already had about 1,000 calls.


Information from: The Record of Bergen County, http://www.northjersey.com

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