Tired of mosquitoes? Used tires may be to blame — here’s how to get rid of them!

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several area health and community organizations will host a Tire Take Back Day on Saturday, in an effort to decrease disease-carrying mosquitoes that can breed inside discarded tires.

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in two separate locations: Austin Resource Recovery, 2514 Business Center Drive; and Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road. 

Residents are welcome to drop off passenger tires without rims during the event. Tractor and commercial tires will not be accepted.

The City of Austin will also offer education on mosquito prevention and control, disease that can be spread and area recycling opportunities.

According to the Austin Public Health Department, the water that collects inside one discarded tire can produce over 10,000 adult mosquitoes within a single breeding season.

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