In efforts to control the mosquito population, Glendale has a long history of routinely fogging for mosquitoes every Thursday night.
Fogging, while highly visible, is the least effective and most costly form of mosquito control. While the product is not harmful to humans or their pets, it is lethal to other insects, in particular honey bees, which are beneficial to the environment. This, coupled with a large number of concerned citizens regarding routine exposure to pesticides, has driven the city’s decision to end the Thursday night fogging. The last night of fogging is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Prevention is the best form of mosquito control. It takes only a small amount of water to hatch dozens of mosquitoes. Regular dumping of standing water in children’s toys, pots, and other outdoor items, and routine cleaning of gutters can drastically reduce the number of mosquitos in your yard. For more information regarding what you can do to help reduce the number of mosquitoes please visit:
The city realizes the importance of a continued mosquito control program. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2019 the city will begin a contract with the Vector Control Division of the St. Louis County Health Department. Several other cities including Des Peres, Kirkwood, Huntleigh, Ladue, Frontenac, and 33 others in the greater St. Louis area contract the County for mosquito control services.
Once a month, the County will treat all creeks and storm basins with larvicide briquettes which prevent mosquitoes from developing into adulthood.
The County will also establish one or more mosquito trapping sites in the city. Trapping is not intended to help with the mosquito population, rather for data collection and disease testing. If mosquitoes test positive for disease, the County will fog the area.
Residents can request the County fog their area by calling 314-615-0680.