County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

February 29, 2016


County offers tire pick-up for mosquito prevention

Complimentary pick-up offered to residents of Lake Como and West Belmar


LAKE COMO, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is sponsoring a Mosquito Madness Tire Pick-up Program for residents of Lake Como and the West Belmar section of Wall Township from March 7 through April 8 in an effort to reduce areas for mosquitoes to breed.
“Tires can provide a breeding place for thousands of mosquitoes,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “Monmouth County Mosquito Control will come to your home and pick-up up to 10 tires without rims on your property; you don’t even need to bring them to the curb.”

To make arrangements for tire pick-up, call Mosquito Control at 732-542-3630 and provide them with your name, address, number of tires and the location of the tires on your property.

If you have additional tires on your property that you do not want picked-up, make sure to store them inside or securely cover them.

“The larvae of mosquitoes can be found living in water collected in containers of almost any size,” said DiMaso. “A container, as small as a soda bottle top, may be home to hundreds of mosquito larvae.”

Commonly found containers include old tires, buckets, children’s toys, flower pot saucers, tarps and bird baths. Less known containers include holes in portable basketball hoop bases, flexible downspout extensions, and boats. Any container that can hold water for more than seven days can provide a home for mosquito larvae. 

There are several ways to prevent creating a home for mosquito larvae, which include:

  • Keep buckets, wheel barrows, trash bins, etc. free of standing water. 
  • Change water in kiddie pools, pet dishes and bird baths at least every seven days. 
  • Discard all unwanted containers like empty cans and old tires. 

Monmouth County residents can dispose of rim-less tires, free of charge, at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. For more information call 732-683-8686 or visit

For more information on home mosquito control methods, visit the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division webpage at

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