Health department offers tire amnesty program to combat mosquitoes

It is not too soon to start thinking about mosquitoes. There are steps you can take right now to protect yourself.

Posted: Mar 23, 2019 10:49 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It is not too soon to start thinking about mosquitoes. There are steps you can take right now to protect yourself.

Mosquitoes carry dangerous viruses like West Nile. The bugs can often be found in pools of water like those in old tires.

You can check your yard for potential mosquito breeding grounds now.

The Vigo County Health Department is preparing for a program to help prevent the spread of mosquitoes.

Next month, the department is offering a tire amnesty program. The program begins April 1st and runs through May 8th. This is for Vigo county residents only.

Call the health department at (812)234-9181 to schedule an appointment.

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