As part of our Integrated Pest Management Program, Volusia County Mosquito Control utilizes Gambusia holbrooki (mosquito fish) as a biological control of mosquito larvae.
Fish are distributed by field inspectors in mosquito habitats where the water cannot be drained such as flooded woodlands, abandoned or neglected swimming pools, ornamental ponds, and large bird baths.
These fish reduce mosquito populations by feeding on mosquito larvae found in the water. These native fish are commonly found in permanent water bodies such as ponds and lakes.
Mosquito fish are available to the public at no cost. To determine if you have an appropriate location for mosquito fish, please give us a call or submit a request online.