Neighbors: Wild animals taking over pool behind St. Charles Co. home

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 17 at 9:21 AM

(KMOV.com) – Residents of an O’Fallon, Mo. neighborhood said a pool behind an abandoned home is becoming a health hazard.

Neighbors told News 4 wild animals are starting to move in near a home on Winslow Drive that has been sitting empty for months. Neighbors said the problem is the home’s pool, which they claim was not being cleaned when the owner still lived in the house.  Nearby residents also said mosquitos and tadpoles are using the pool as a breeding ground.

“A couple four foot snakes; one in my house, one in the yard,” said neighbor Christy Park.

Neighbors told News 4 they contacted city and county health officials, but very little has been done to address the problem.

“The best we can get is that they’ll come spray for mosquitoes maybe once a week to help out, but nothing is being done about the pool,” neighbor Richard Easley said. “They told me they can’t do anything because it’s behind a privacy fence. I spoke to the St. Charles County Health Department and they say its O’Fallon’s problem.”

News 4 attempted to contact the St. Charles County Health Department, but nobody was available to comment.

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