Fogging Update

Published by The Bee News

July 29, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (July 29, 2022) — Mosquito surveillance will be conducted this week in Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley by the Mohave County Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) The  following  locations have been revealed that meet the  protocol  to  conduct  mosquito  fogging. The MCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as a guide on when to fog.

FOGGING: Adult mosquito control application will take place this Monday night,  August 1st, 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, August 1st, 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.

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.
  •           Consider turningoffthe air conditioning when spraying is taking place.
  •          Ifoutdoors, avoid eye contact with the spray. If pesticide spray gets in

eyes immediately rinse with water or eye drops.

  •          Children’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 ifcoming into contact with pesticide.
  •          Wash exposed fruits and vegetables, suchas homegrown or purchased from an outside

vendor, with water before storing, cooking, or eating them.

  •          Thereis  no  need  to  relocate  during  spraying,  but  consult  a  physician  if  there are any

physical or psychological concerns regarding the spraying.

  •          If pesticides are possibly causing 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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