Workers in Worth remove old tires from a home where a former resident had been collecting them. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 19, 2013 3:38PM
A recent West Nile Education Outreach program in Worth was a “great success,” according to Worth Township Highway Commissioner Ed Moody.
Workers canvassed the entire village of Worth with an educational flyer about West Nile virus, and the township received several phone calls from residents with questions and requests for assistance, Moody wrote in an email.
One resident, Barbara Fredrichs, 65, called to request help with nearly 60 tires that had been abandoned on her property, according to Moody.
Fredrichs said she had opened her home years ago to a family friend who lived with her for a year and collected car tires, according to Moody. The family friend left and never removed the tires off her property, Moody wrote.
A crew was sent to remove the tires, thus eliminating a breeding ground for thousands of mosquitoes, according to Moody.