Mosquito surveillance conducted this week by the Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) revealed two 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 September 26th, 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.
· 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.
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 bugbombs, human head-lice treatments, and pet flea sprays.