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‘Fight the bite’ dispose of tires right on May 19

Tue, May 09, 2023 at 9:50AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 



The Volusia County Mosquito Control Division will host a tire amnesty event scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Volusia County Department of Health, 1845 Holsonback Drive in Daytona Beach. Only residential tires will be accepted, but there is a limit of twenty tires per person.

Tire Amnesty events are the most important steps residents can take to help Fight the Bite and are part of the Keep Volusia Beautiful anti-littering campaign.

Residents can help combat mosquitos by tipping containers weekly to remove standing water, tossing containers that are 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

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