Mosquito surveillance conducted this week by the Environmental Health Divisions (MCEHD) revealed several areas that met the protocol to conduct fogging. The MCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as a guide of when to fog.
FOGGING: Adult Mosquito control application will begin on Thursday evening August 18th, around 8:00 pm, weather permitting. Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract to provide larvicide and fogging services within Mohave County and will be conducting the ground fogging application. Areas to fog include:
· Laguna Rd from Mountain View Rd to Vanderslice Rd and south to Maverick Dr. This includes the two communities in that area and the River Valley High School and park.
· Areas to fog include the 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
· South River Delta Rd, Mohave Valley (all west of Hwy 95)
The insecticide being used is Pyronyl Crop Spray. 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