July 12, 2016
Contact: Doug Bolnick, Dept of Public Health Public Information Officer, 636-949-7408
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The Division of Environmental Health and Protection’s Mosquito Control Unit works with St. Charles County residents to control nuisance mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry. If mosquitoes become a problem in your neighborhood, you can now make an online request for spraying or habitat treatment using a computer or smart phone app.
By registering and using St. Charles County’s Report a Concern tool, residents living in unincorporated St. Charles County or within the city limits of Augusta, Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Flint Hill, Lake Saint Louis, Portage des Sioux, Weldon Spring, Weldon Spring Heights and Wentzville can request mosquito control treatment. Report a Concern can be found at www.sccmo.org or through mobile download of the St. Charles County Government app, and those without Internet access may call 636-949-1800 to request action. For more information about St. Charles County’s Mosquito Control program, please visit www.sccmo.org/mosquito.
Residents of O’Fallon, St. Charles and St. Peters should contact their respective city halls regarding mosquito programs.
While the unit will use various techniques to reduce the mosquito population around the county, individuals must also take personal responsibility to protect themselves:
- Use an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus whenever outdoors to discourage mosquitoes from biting.
- Drain areas where water collects, clean clogged gutters, remove trash and disrupt fountains or bird baths to eliminate potential breeding areas around homes.
Through the efforts of three divisions — Environmental Health and Protection, Health Services and Humane Services — the St. Charles County Department of Public Health provides a wide range of services that enhance the well-being of residents, businesses and visitors in this community. To learn how the department assists this region or to find out about volunteer opportunities with any of the divisions, visit www.sccmo.org/PublicHealth or call 636-949-7400.
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