Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Tiny Fish Cleans the Pools of Foreclosed Homes

For Mortgages Underwater, Help Swims In - "While lawmakers in Washington struggle to solve the nation's foreclosure crisis, officials here are using a small fish to clean up some of the mess.

The Gambusia affinis is commonly known as the 'mosquito fish' because of its healthy appetite for the larvae of the irritating and disease-spreading insects. Lately, the fish is being pressed into service in California, Arizona, Florida and other areas struggling with a soaring number of foreclosures.
[Mosquito Fish]

The problem: swimming pools of abandoned homes have turned into mosquito breeding grounds."