Agencies remove junk tires to control mosquito population

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Agencies remove junk tires to control mosquito population


By Tanya Drobness/The Star-Ledger

November 15, 2009, 8:00AM

MORRIS COUNTY -- Ron Foster stands ankle deep in a mucky, foul-smelling swamp in Denville festooned with dry leaves. He shakes his head as he pulls a bald tire out of the mud - a tire, he said, somebody dumped without much regard to nature.

"People know what they're doing, but they don't care," the Morris County Mosquito Commission senior inspector said one morning last week as he leaned on a giant rake.

Matt Rainey/The Star-Ledger Crews from the Morris
County Mosquito Commission and the Municipal Utilities
Authority are finding and removing discarded tires
from streams, roadsides and wooded areas throughout
the county as part of the commission's year-round
mosquito control effort.

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