FOGGING UPDATE: SURVEILLANCE LEADS TO ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL

Published by The Bee News

August 8, 2022

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                               MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (August 8, 2022) 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 turningoff 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.

  •           Achild’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.

  •          Bringpets indoors, and cover ornamental fish ponds to avoid direct exposure.
  •          Coverswimming  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 ifthey come in contact with pesticide.
  •          Wash exposed fruits and vegetables, suchas 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.

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