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Thread: Home Foreclosure Crisis leading to pool crisis!

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    Home Foreclosure Crisis leading to pool crisis!

    Anyone see ABC news yesterday....? Interesting story about all the homes that have been in foreclosure and the problem of abandoned pools, and the related swampy mosquito problems....how California is combatting the issue by giving out free mosquito fish.

    I really feel for those people. The ones that lost their homes, and the homeowner that inherits the nasty surprise out back....
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    They had to do this in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina too...
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    What is a mosquito fish?
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    I think they are small fish that love nothing better than to eat mosquitoe larvae off the surface of the water... I assume chlorine would kill them but since these pools likely have no chlorine anyway, tossing them into a pool would likely prevent the pool from spawning any mosquitos... Probably be a pain to fish them all out though if you bought the house!
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    Here's an interesting link...

    http://www.fishpondinfo.com/mosq.htm
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    There is someone here on this forum dealing with this right now. I think the post reads help large pond supposed to be a pool or something like that. They had those fish in the pool.eeewww
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    My friend is in escrow on a house with a pool that has already had the mosquito fish added. The fish are added to eat mosquito larvae to mainly help prevent any outbreak of West Nile virus. If he gets the house I'll be helping with his pool. I haven't seen the pool personally, so I don't know how much fish was added.
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    Ahhhhh those mosquito fish look like guppies,LOL I think I have caught those before and added them in my aquarium.
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    yep, thats what they are, guppies, and they breed like rabbits. so if you can't go swimming you can always go fishing
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