Mar 102017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is hosting a Tire Amnesty Day.

Old tires are an ideal breeding environment for mosquitoes, especially the Aedes aegypti and the Asian tiger mosquito. Disposing of them properly assists FKMCD in the control of these particular mosquitoes, which are both a nuisance and potential carrier of diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya.

Bring your tires to Tire Amnesty Day and Mosquito Control will dispose of them for free. You must be a resident of Monroe County (proof of residency required) to drop off your tires. Each person will be able to drop off a maximum of 8 (eight) tires, with or without rims. Please no business drop-offs.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Any of the following four locations:

  • Mosquito Control Key West Office – 5224 College Road
  • Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce – 31020 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
  • Mosquito Control Marathon Office – 503 107th Street Gulf
  • Mosquito Control Key Largo Office – 100701 Overseas Highway

About the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

The mission of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is to control the mosquito population using the most effective methods, techniques, equipment and insecticides; thus enhancing the quality of life for all residents and reducing the possibility of mosquito transmitted diseases.

Follow FKMCD on Twitter at @FlKeysMosquito and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, please visit

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 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice  Add comments