Pharr Holds Event to Drop Off Old Tires
PHARR - The city of Pharr is taking a proactive approach at warding off the Zika Virus. The city's public works department held an event Saturday in which residents were able to drop off unwanted tires.
Tires have long been considered a popular spot for moquitoes to breed. City leaders want to make sure the pesky pests don't get that chance.
The public works department is trying to get rid of tires left abandoned in alleys, canals and street. The city's vector control team is doing their part by laying larvicide in places where mosquito breeding might be possible.
The city of Pharr allows residents to drop off tires at the city's recycling center. Each household can bring in four tires each month at no cost.