With spring right around the corner, the time is now to take steps to prevent mosquitoes. Dump out any standing water and if you're a Contra Costa County resident with a water feature on your property including a backyard pond or unmaintained swimming pool, it's time to start thinking about mosquitofish.

Before you get in the car, though — stop. Do not start driving to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) to pick up fish, because our service has changed and in-person fish pick up is no longer available.