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FLORENCE -- Pinal County Public Health Services District Environmental Health Division will conduct mosquito fogging in two areas of Pinal County starting Wednesday and running through Friday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

Each area will be fogged on all three days. The areas to be fogged are:

Arizona City – the area encompassing Battaglia Road to the north, Sunland Gin Road to the east Alsdorf Road to the south, and Henness Road to the west.

San Tan Valley - the area encompassing Combs Road to the north, Gantzel Road to the east, and the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks to the south and west.

The pesticide that will be used during fogging is called Anvil 2+2. It is a pre-mixed, ready-to-use product that contains two active ingredients: Sumithrin (2%) and piperonyl butoxide (2%). Sumithrin is a man-made version of a natural pesticide found in chrysanthemum flowers while Piperonyl butoxide helps Sumithrin work more effectively against mosquitoes. Anvil 2+2 is registered with the U.S. EPA and is effective against mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus.

There are several things that residents can do to reduce exposure during fogging:

• Close all windows and doors. Air conditioners can still be operated, but if they have vents to bring in outside air, they should be closed. Weather permitting, turn off evaporative coolers

• Stay inside your home

• If possible, bring pets inside

• Thirty minutes after the end of the scheduled fogging each night, you may resume normal activities

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