MOHAVE COUNTY – Mosquito surveillance conducted this week in Mohave Valley by the Mohave County Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) revealed the following locations that met the protocol to conduct mosquito fogging. The MCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as a guide of when to fog.
FOGGING: Adult mosquito control application will take place over two nights, Wednesday, August 10th, and Thursday, August 11th, beginning after 8:00 pm, weather permitting. Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract to provide fogging services within Mohave County and will be conducting the ground fogging application.
Areas to be fogged on Wednesday, August 10th, include:
· South of Willow Drive to Laguna Rd, between Mohave Valley Hwy and Mountain View Rd
· North of Willow Drive to King St and East and West from Boundary Peak Rd to Aquarius Dr.
· Laguna Rd from Mountain View Rd to Vanderslice Rd and South to Maverick Dr. This includes the two communities in that area, River Valley High School, and Mohave Valley Community Park.
Areas to be fogged on Thursday, August 11th, include:
· South of Gordon Drive to King Street, and East and West between Mohave Valley Drive and Green Valley Rd. Also, South of King Street to Laurel Ln and East and West between Green Valley Rd and Carob Street.
· Cimarron Lake neighborhood
· South of Jerome Ave to Hulet Ave, between Calle Del Media and Aquarius Dr, and including Dutchman Dr and Lost Acres Dr.
The adulticide being used is MasterLine Kontrol 4-4. According to the National Pesticide Information Center, this is an insecticide registered for use against mosquitoes made from pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from the extract of chrysanthemum flowers. Types of products that contain pyrethrins include indoor bug bombs, human head lice treatments, and pet flea sprays.
PRECAUTIONS: The Environmental Protection Agency recommends the following steps to help reduce possible exposure to insecticides during spraying:
• Whenever possible, remain indoors with windows closed.
• Please consider turning off your air conditioning when spraying is taking place.
• If outdoors, avoid eye contact with the spray. If pesticide spray gets in eyes, immediately
rinse them with water or eye drops.
• A child’s health should not be affected by the low levels of pesticides used in
mosquito control. However, bring laundry and toys indoors before spraying begins and wash with soap and water if exposed to pesticides during spraying.
• Bring pets indoors, and cover ornamental fish ponds to avoid direct exposure.
• Cover swimming pool surfaces when it is feasible. Special precautions or waiting
periods are not usually necessary for outdoor swimming pools given the small concentrations of pesticides used.
• Wash exposed skin surfaces with soap and water if they come in contact with pesticide.
• Wash exposed fruits and vegetables, such as homegrown or purchased from an outside
vendor, with water before storing, cooking, or eating them.
• There is no need to relocate during spraying, but consult a physician if there are any
physical or psychological concerns regarding the spraying.
• If pesticides cause any sickness, seek medical attention as necessary.
Individuals with questions about pesticides should call the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 from 6:30 am – 4:30 pm PST. The NPIC is staffed by trained pesticide specialists, who have toxicology and environmental chemistry education and training needed to provide answers to pesticide questions.