Mohave Valley Area Oct 17-19

Published by The Bee News

October 14, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (October 14, 2022)Mosquito surveillance conducted this week inMohave Valley by the County Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division (MCDPHEHD) revealed the following locations that met the protocol to conduct mosquito fogging. The MCDPHEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as aguide of when to fog.


FOGGING: Adult mosquito control applicationwill take place over three nights, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 17th – 19th, 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 Monday, October 17th, 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 Dr.

·       South of WillowDrive 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.  


Areas to be fogged on Tuesday, October 18th, include: 


·       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.

·       Quail Run Development, the business and residential area on the SE corner of Mountain View Road and Courtwright Road, and the community north of Courtwright Road between Tropicana Avenue and Ranchero Lane.

·       South of Courtwright Rd to Cheyenne Drive and east and west between View Lane and Ranchero Lane.


Areas to be fogged on Wednesday, October 19th, include: 


·       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 bugbombs, 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.  

•           Consider turning off air conditioningwhen 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       

in used in mosquito control.  However, bring laundry and toys indoors before sprayingbegins 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 whenfeasible. Special  precautions  or  

waiting periods are notusually necessary for outdoorswimming pools given thesmall  concentrations of pesticides used.  

•           Wash exposed skin surfaces with soap & water if there is 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 physical or psychological concerns regarding the spraying.  

•           If pesticides appear to 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 pesticidespecialists who have toxicology andenvironmental chemistry education and  training needed to provide answers to pesticide questions.  

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