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Reduce mosquitos with tire amnesty event

Posted On: February 14, 2020

Reduce mosquitos with tire amnesty event

With mosquito season on its way, Volusia County is ramping up efforts to combat these pesky insects. Ongoing efforts to reduce mosquito populations include eliminating containers where mosquitoes lay eggs, with old tires a common culprit. 

Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold a tire amnesty event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Citgo Gas Station, 2910 State Road 11, DeLand. Only residential tires will be accepted, and there is a limit of 20 tires per person. There is no cost to drop off tires. 

In addition to disposing of old tires, the most important steps residents can take to help fight the bite include tipping containers at least weekly to remove standing water, tossing containers not in use and wearing mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites.

Additional tips to prevent mosquito bites include:

  • Toss bottles, cans, pots and broken appliances.
  • Turn over empty pots and buckets.
  • Replace water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least once a week.
  • Don’t overwater the lawn.
  • Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters.  
  • Drain water from boats and tarps.
  • Maintain the proper chemistry in swimming pools.
  • Empty plastic pools when not in use.

    
For more information, call 386-424-2920. To learn more about mosquito control or submit a request for service, visit Volusia.org/mosquito.  

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