MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 8, 2022) —Mosquito surveillance conducted by the Mohave County Department of Environmental Health (MCEHD) in the Mohave Valley this week found the following locations in compliance with mosquito fogging protocol. MCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as a guide for when to haggle.
FOG: Mosquito repellent application for adults will be held for two nights, Wednesday, August 10cand Thursday, August 11c, after 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Baron Pest Control has been awarded a contract to provide fogging services within Mohave County and will perform the ground fogging application.
On August 10, there will be fog in some placescincludes:
- From Willow south to Laguna Rd, between Mohave Valley Hwy and Mountain View Rd
- From Willow Drive north to King St and from Border Peak Rd east and west to Aquarius Dr.
- Laguna Rd to Mountain View Rd to Vanderslice Rd and South to Maverick Dr. This includes two communities in that area, River Valley High School and Mohave Valley Community Park.
On August 11, there will be fog in some placescincludes:
- From Gordon Drive south to King Street and East and West between Mohave Valley Drive and Green Valley Rd. Also, East and West from King Street to Laurel Ln and between Green Valley Rd and Carob Street.
- Lake Cimarron neighborhood
- From Jerome Ave south to Hulet Ave, between Calle Del Media and Aquarius Dr, including Dutchman Dr and Lost Acres Dr.
The big killer used is the MasterLine Kontrol 4-4. According to the National Pesticide Information Center, it is an insecticide registered for use against mosquitoes made from pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flower extracts. 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 exposure to insecticides during spraying:
- If possible, stay indoors with the windows closed.
- Consider turning off your air conditioner while spraying.
- If outdoors, avoid eye contact with spray. If pesticide spray gets into eyes, immediately
wash them with water or eye drops.
- A child’s health should not be affected by low levels of pesticides used
mosquito control. However, bring laundry and toys indoors before spraying and wash with soap and water if exposed to pesticides during spraying.
- Bring pets inside and cover decorative fish ponds to avoid direct exposure.
- Cover pool surfaces whenever possible. Special precautions or waiting
Cycles are not usually required for outdoor pools, given the small concentrations of pesticides used.
- Wash exposed skin with soap and water in case of pesticide contact.
- Wash fruits and vegetables that are grown at home or bought outside
with water before storing, cooking or eating.
- There is no need to move while spraying, but if you do, consult a doctor
physical or psychological discomfort associated with spraying.
- If pesticides cause any illness, consult a doctor as needed.
Those with questions about pesticides should call the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The NPIC is staffed by pesticide-trained professionals with the toxicology and environmental chemistry education and training needed to answer pesticide-related questions.