This project encourages community residents to:
- Use the Mosquito Alert app to monitor and report mosquitoes in our neighborhoods.
- Engage as Community Scientists to support local health departments in mosquito tracking and control.
- Protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.
- Use ecological pest controls to manage mosquitoes without harming beneficial pollinators.
Mosquito Alert STL calls on the power of our community to identify and help control pests. Smartphone technology connects neighborhood residents with professionals working to prevent mosquito-borne illness. St. Louis is the first U.S. city to use Mosquito Alert, a system developed in Barcelona, Spain, that is being used successfully across Europe.
Mosquito Alert STL promotes this app-based project through social media communication and education, through social networks and community outreach events, and through a website hosted by Missouri Botanical Garden. These efforts seek to empower residents to protect their neighborhoods from pests while preventing harm to the insect pollinators our communities need.