With the rainy season beginning, so begins mosquito season! Our lake management company informed us there is a certain fish we could put in the lake to help combat the mosquito population by eating all the larvae in the lake. Since it didn’t cost all that much, we went ahead and ordered the mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis).
They were released Friday and hopefully will get to work munching away. These small fish are only a few inches long, but can eat more than their body weight in mosquito larvae. These little guys, along with the lake treatments a few times a year should really help combat the spread of these pests that carry deseases like Zika and West Nile virus. You can do your part by making sure there isn’t any standing water around your house.
Remember, if fishing in the lake it is catch and release only!