Fish are being used to kill mosquitoes in the Magic Valley area.
The Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District and community volunteers were catching Bluegill at Dierkes Lake today.
After being caught... The fish will be stocked in local ponds around Magic Valley.
The Bluegill help by eating mosquitoes’ larva that lives in ponds.
The Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District catch the fish once a year... Where they say the Bluegill reduces mosquitoes population.
"We have done studies in different locations and we will see 20 to 30 percent, sometimes more additional removal of adult mosquitoes by eating the larva,” said Kirk Tubbs, Manager at Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District. “But anything that helps is great, and like I've said before these guys work nights and weekends and no overtime pay."
Tubbs says a way to help reduce mosquitoes in your area is to dump out any standing water... Or call the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District and they will treat the water.