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 Wednesday evening July 19h, 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:
· South of Gordon Drive to East King Street, and east and west between Mohave Valley Drive and Green Valley Rd. Also South of King Street to Laurel Ln and east and west between Golden Valley Rd and Carob Street.
· South of Willow Drive to Laguna Rd and east and west between Mohave Valley Hwy to Mountain View Rd.
· Laguna Rd from Mountain View Rd to Vanderslice Rd and south to Maverick Drive. This includes two communities in that area and the River Valley High School.
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.