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.