Mosquito surveillance conducted last week by the Environmental Health Division (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 Monday evening October 24th, 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:
·South of Willow Drive to Laguna Rd and east and west between Mohave Valley Hwy to Mt. View Rd
· Quail Run Development-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
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.