In the summer of 2018, after receiving numerous concerns from residents about the number of mosquitoes in our community and being bitten, the City of University City contracted with St. Louis County Vector Control to spray for mosquitoes on an ongoing basis.
On Tuesday nights, Vector Control sprays certain cities in N. Central County based on surveillance results. The surveillance identifies the areas with high numbers of Culet mosquitoes (the species of mosquito responsible for disease transmission in humans) and determines what areas receive spray.
Areas where mosquitoes have tested positive for disease are the areas that receive spray. Once an area is scheduled for spraying, Vector Control lists the area on its hotline (314.615.4284) by 5:30 P.M., the day of the spraying. In addition to spraying, Vector Control larvicides the area.
For additional information on Mosquito Control and how to prevent them please see the following links:
St. Louis County Mosquito Control Page
EPA Mosquito Control Page