MOHAVE VALLEY — The Mohave County Environmental Health Division has scheduled a mosquito fogging around
8 p.m. today in Mohave Valley and Fort Mohave.
The MCEHD said ground fogging will take place in the following areas:
Laguna Road from Mountain View Road to Vanderslice Road and south to Maverick Drive. This includes the two communities in that area and River Valley High School.
Quail Run Development, the business and residential area on the southeast corner of Mountain View Road and Courtwright Road and the community north of Courtwright Road between Tropicana Avenue and Ranchero Lane.
South of Courtwright Road to Cheyenne Drive and east and west between View Lane and Ranchero Lane.
MCEHD said that areas in Fort Mohave that are to be fogged include:
Neighborhood from Infantry Road east to Calvary Road, from Sterling Road south to Camp Mohave Road. Streets that are accessible by truck only.
The MCEHD has recommended the following steps to help reduce possible exposure to insecticides during spraying.
Whenever possible, remain indoors with windows closed.
You might consider turning off your air-conditioning while spraying is taking place.
If you are outdoors, avoid eye contact with the spray. If you get pesticide spray in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water or eye drops.
Your child’s health should not be affected by the low levels of pesticides used in mosquito control. However, bring laundry and toys indoors before spraying begins and wash with soap and water anything exposed to pesticides during spraying.
Bring your pets indoors, and cover ornamental fish ponds to avoid direct exposure.
Cover swimming pool surfaces when feasible. Special precautions or waiting periods are not usually necessary for outdoor swimming pools given the small concentrations of pesticides used.
Wash exposed skin surfaces with soap and water if you come in contact with the pesticide.
Wash exposed fruits and vegetables, such as homegrown or purchased from an outside vendor, with water before storing, cooking or eating them.
There is no need to relocate during spraying, but consult a physician if you have a physical or psychological concerns regarding the spraying.
If you think pesticides are making you sick, seek medical attention as necessary.