Bugs, animals make home in dumped tires - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bugs, animals make home in dumped tires

Gerry Davis knows best. He gets a bird's eye view of the dump from his front porch. Gerry Davis knows best. He gets a bird's eye view of the dump from his front porch.
Hundreds of old tires dumped at 957 Lee Street are creating an eyesore. Hundreds of old tires dumped at 957 Lee Street are creating an eyesore.

(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of tires stacked up in a North Memphis front yard were moved after the Action News 5 Investigators reported the need for a cleanup.

The old tires dumped at 957 Lee Street were creating an eyesore.

Gerry Davis knows best. He had a bird's eye view of the dump from his front porch. He says the property has been abandoned for years, but he never knew what was out back.

"You can't see it in the back of the house. So you never know it until a situation like this happen to clean up the property, and as a result this is what we got," said Davis.

Neighbors say it all started when a crew was at the property to mow the lawn and found hundreds of tires in the backyard. They moved them to the curb.

For at least a week, water has collected inside tires with bugs and animals making a home.

Perhaps the worst were the mosquitoes.

"Every time you open your door, mosquitos ... Flies and everything will come in," said Davis.

Davis says he notified the city, and they are aware of the problem. They said that the contractors did the job they were paid to do.

Neighbors waited for another crew to pick up the problem.

The city said they had several complaints on file from neighbors on the street.

If there's something you want Action News 5 investigate then email us at investigators@wmctv.com, or you can call the Investigators tip line at 866-518-9082.

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