Fogging Takes Place in Mohave Valley Thursday, July 6 After 8pm

Published by The Bee News

July 3, 2023

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 3, 2023)– Mosquito surveillance conducted in Mohave Valley by the Mohave County Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) revealed the followinglocations that met the protocol to conduct mosquito fogging. TheMCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix to guide when to fog.

FOGGING: Adult mosquito control application will take place on Thursday, July 6th, 2023, beginning after 8:00 pm, weather permitting. Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract toprovide fogging services within Mohave County and will conduct the ground fogging application.

Areas to be fogged include:

  • North of Willow Drive to King St and east and west from Boundary Peak Rd to Aquarius Dr
  • South of Willow Drive to Laguna Rd and east and west between Mohave Valley Hwy to Mt. View Rd
  • Laguna Rd from Mountain View Rd to Vanderslice Rd, and south to Maverick Dr. This includes the two communities in that area,

   the River Valley High School and Mohave Valley Community Park.

The adulticide being used is MasterLine Kontrol 4- Accordingto the National Pesticide Information Center, this is aninsecticide registered for use against mosquitoes made frompyrethrins. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from theextract of chrysanthemum flowers. Products containing pyrethrins include indoor bug bombs, human head lice treatments, and pet flea sprays.

PRECAUTIONS: The Environmental Protection Agencyrecommends 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.
  • Cover swimming pool surfaces when it is feasible. Given the small pesticide concentrations, special precautions or waiting periods are not usually necessary for outdoor swimming pools.
  • Wash exposed skin surfaces with soap and water if you come in contact with pesticides.
  • 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 physicianif you have physical or psychological concerns regarding the spraying.
  • If you think pesticides make you sick, seek medical attention as necessary.

Individuals with pesticide questions should call the NationalPesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 from 6:30 am –4:30 pm PST.

The NPIC is staffed by trained pesticidespecialists who have toxicology and environmental chemistryeducation and training needed to provide answers to pesticide questions.

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