Mosquito surveillance conducted this week by the Mohave County Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) revealed several locations 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 Friday evening June 9th, 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 in Mohave Valley to fog include:
· Quail Run Development, the business and residential area on the SE corner of Mountain View Rd and Courtwright Rd, and the community north of Courtwright Rd between Tropicana Ave and Ranchero Ln.
· 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.
· South of Willow Drive to Laguna Rd and east and west between Mohave Valley Hwy to Mt. View Rd.
· South of Courtwright Rd to Cheyenne Drive and east and west between View Lane and Ranchero Lane.
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.