MOHAVE VALLEY – Mosquito surveillance conducted this week in Mohave Valley by the Mohave County Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division (MCDPH-EHD) revealed the following locations below that met the protocol to conduct mosquito fogging.
The MCDPH-EHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix to guide when to fog.
FOGGING: Adult mosquito control application will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, beginning after 8:00 pm, weather permitting. Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract to provide fogging services within Mohave County and will conduct the ground fogging application.
Areas to be fogged include the following:
Willow Rd south to Laguna Rd, east and west between Mohave Valley Hwy and Mountain View Rd.
• Willow Rd north to King St and east and west from Boundary Peak to Aquarius Dr.
The adulticide being used is MasterLine Kontrol 4-4. The National Pesticide Information Center says this is an insecticide registered for use against mosquitoes made from pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from the extract of chrysanthemum flowers. Products containing 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.
• You might consider turning off your air conditioning when spraying occurs.
• If you are outdoors, avoid eye contact with the spray. If you get pesticide spray in your eyes immediately rinse them with water or eye drops.
Your child’s health should not be affected by the low pesticide use 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 your pets indoors and cover ornamental fishponds to avoid direct exposure.