Written by The Bee

August 5, 2020



Mohave County, AZ.  (August 5, 2020) — Due to the presence of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in the area of Body Beach in Lake Havasu City, an adult mosquito control treatment will take place on Friday morning, August 7th, beginning at 4 am.  Fogging will be completed by sunrise, and the area will be safe for re-entry after 10 am.

People must avoid the Body Beach area during the hours of 4 am – 10 am on Friday.

Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract to provide fogging services within Mohave County and will complete the task using a backpack fogging machine.

The adulticide being used is MasterLine Kontrol 4-4.  The National Pesticide Information Center says this is an insecticide containing “pyrethrins” and is specifically registered for use against mosquitoes.  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.

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.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy has told the County Health Department the city will take responsibility for ensuring the area is vacant. In a statement to the county this morning, he said city police officers will enforce the area and clear it of any individuals.  A police officer will also be at the entrance to Body Beach to ensure additional compliance. The property is on state lands. Mohave County and Lake Havasu City are cooperating in taking the action.

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