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Free mosquito fish giveaway in Truckee

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Nevada County Vector Control Program has announced they will provide Truckee residents with free mosquito fish for year-round ponds that donand#8217;t freeze in the winter.

The fish giveaway will take place in the parking lot of the Joseph Government Center, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee, Wednesday, July 13, noon-2 p.m.

In situations where a property has temporary, seasonal ponds, drainages or ditches and they cannot be manually drained, store-bought bacterial larvacide products such as Bti can be used. Most home-use larvacide products are harmless to the environment and will not hurt people, pets, or wildlife when used properly and according to label directions. These products can often be found at hardware, garden or pond supply stores. Also, the Nevada County Mosquito Control Program provides on-site service visits for treatment requests. Call 530-265-1500 or visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/westnilevirus for an on-line service request form.

The Mosquito Control Program continues to provide information on what people can do to minimize the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and on how to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas on your property. Mosquito control information can be found at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/westnilevirus

For more information, please call the Department of Environmental Health in Truckee at 530-582-7884.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com