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Collier officials offer fish to eat mosquitos from standing water, following Elsa flooding

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County residents are noticing more mosquitoes after Tropical Storm Elsa.

For neighbors in the Lakewood community in East Naples, the heavy rainfall from Elsa turned backyards into one giant pond. 

“A lot of birds are here and ducks all kind of flying. Everything comes here,” resident Nabila Zafur said.

The moment neighbors stepped outside, they realized it was a haven for blood-sucking critters.

“Between the mosquitoes and the noseeums back here, and I think it’s mostly the mosquitoes, we get bitten up. We can’t sit outside,” resident Connie Gibbons said. “There really shouldn’t be standing water out here. There are drains and it should all be gone.”

Collier Mosquito Control District is offering a free tool right now at their headquarters.

It’s mosquito-eating fish that Collier County residents can drop into standing water.

Officials say they can eat up to 100 mosquito larvae a day.

Last year, CMCD gave away over 4,000.

This process helps stop larvae from hatching. As of Tuesday, CMCD staff returned mosquito traps to their usual locations and assessed where and when to spray next.

For more information click HERE.

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