The Maintenance Department

Paul Williams, Maintenance Supervisor

The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining 167 lane miles of streets and 16 City parks, mulch programs, street sweeping, snow removal, leaf and brush pickup for the residents. The Maintenance Department is also involved in street repairs and construction projects that are on going within the City. The Maintenance Department takes great pride in taking care of the residents and keeping the City clean.

Maintenance Department
115 Ford Lane
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-731-8701
314-731-4240 FAX
Paul Williams, Public Works Superintendent

City of Hazelwood Contracts with St. Louis County to Control Mosquitos

During the June 6, 2018, meeting, Hazelwood City Council voted to approve an $8,500/per year contract with the St. Louis County Vector (Mosquito) Control Program to be included in the 2018/19 fiscal year budget.  St. Louis County has already started providing the City with an integrated pest management system that focuses on reducing the population of mosquitos and preventing diseases like Zika and West Nile without using an excessive amount of chemicals.

The contract consists of three parts: surveillance; larviciding; and adulticiding (fogging).  Surveillance involves trapping and testing mosquitos for a more targeted approach.  This is usually done from May through October.  The traps are set one night a week and then taken back to the office.  The captured mosquitos are tested for the presence of diseases like Zika and West Nile.  Population counts are taken as well.

In areas where the population counts are high, the County sends out vector specialists who treat standing water in public areas with larviciding.  These breeding sites include sewers, ditches, retention basins, ponds, lakes, creeks and neglected swimming pools just to mention a few.  Larviciding is the most effective way to kill mosquitoes.  It provides the biggest bang for the bucks spent on mosquito control services.

Besides the surveillance and larviciding, the County uses fogging that is done at night.  With the frequency of use depending on the surveillance efforts.  If fogging is done in Hazelwood, it would be on Monday nights.  It would only be done where it’s needed most.

The County uses truck-mounted sprayers that are calibrated so the droplet sizes meet the legal requirements for killing mosquitos effectively.  The City management staff will be notified ahead of time when the County plans to do any fogging.

For mosquito inquiries or to report problems with mosquitos, call the St. Louis County Vector Control Program at (314) 615-0680.  The County would also appreciate help from residents in finding breeding sites where high volumes of mosquitos are produced.

 

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