Mosquito praying in Gloucester Township Thursday

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(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“It is important that you regularly check your yard for the presence of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The commission will conduct spraying on August 16 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations weather permitting:

Gloucester Township

  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Spring Hill Drive
  • Royalty Lane
  • Tucker Ct
  • Washington Street
  • Hartford Road
  • Sumter Ct
  • Appomattox Drive
  • Ticonderoga Road
  • Brandywine Road
  • Antietam Drive
  • Constitution Road
  • Stone Rover Road
  • Spring Hill Drive
  • Bianchini Way
  • Roanoke Road
  • Vicksburg Road
  • Fredricksburg Place
  • Manassas Place
  • Concord Place
  • Grant Drive
  • Grant Ct
  • W and E Kennedy Drive
  • Kennedy Blvd
  • Stonybridge Drive
  • Bull Run Road
  • Madison Drive
  • Cedar Creek Drive
  • Hamilton Drive
  • Colonial Ct
  • Jefferson Drive
  • Valley Forge Place
  • Shiloh Road
  • Monroe Drive
  • Adams Drive
  • Merrimac Ct
  • Pine Bluff Ct
  • Roosevelt Drive
  • Honeysuckle Avenue
  • Johnson Road
  • Arabis Drive
  • Coralberry Ct
  • Mayflower Drive
  • Asperula Drive
  • Clover Ct
  • Stonecrop Ct
  • Santalina Drive
  • Arrowood Drive
  • Cinnamon Ct
  • Berlin Cross Keys Road
  • Annapolis Drive
  • Piney Point Place
  • Aberdeen Drive
  • Oxford Ct
  • Easton Drive
  • Easton Ct
  • Crisfield Road
  • Crisfield Ct
  • Daffodil Drive
  • Jonquil Way
  • Jasmine Lane
  • Teaberry Ct
  • Tigerlily Lane
  • Snowberry Ct
  • Larkspur Circle
  • Bamboo Ct
  • Azalea Drive
  • Sagebrush Lane
  • Sayre Drive
  • Viburnum Ct
  • Aster Drive
  • Redbud Drive
  • Rosebush Ct
  • La Costa Drive
  • Greens Way
  • Augusta Lane
  • Golfview Drive
  • Bayhill Ct
  • Pinehurst Ct
  • Pebble Lane
  • W Front Street
  • Zane Avenue
  • Melvin Avenue
  • Arline Avenue
  • Rowand Avenue
  • Roosevelt Avenue
  • Station Avenue
  • Bozarth Avenue
  • Highland Avenue
  • Marion Avenue
  • Fern Avenue
  • Woodland Avenue
  • Price Avenue
  • High Street
  • Oak Avenue
  • Huntington Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Lake Avenue
  • Front Street
  • S Hildebrand Avenue
  • Franklin Square Apartments Road
  • W Monroe Avenue
  • W Adams Avenue
  • W Washington Avenue
  • Chestnut Avenue
  • Walnut Avenue S
  • Albertson Avenue S
  • Englewood Drive
  • Malibu Drive
  • Hollywood Drive
  • Fresno Ct
  • Fresno Place
  • Fresno Drive
  • Pasadena Drive
  • Beverly Ct S
  • Beverly Drive
  • Seneca Ct
  • San Diego Drive
  • Oakland Drive
  • Laguna Drive
  • Sunset Drive
  • Burbank Ct
  • Burbank Drive
  • Willow Way
  • Oak Drive
  • Valley Drive
  • Mildred Avenue
  • Catalina Drive
  • Mill Road
  • Hudson Ct
  • Garwood Ct
  • McMichael Avenue
  • McMichael Ct
  • Rex Road
  • N Warwick Road

“The commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said.  “If a pool tests positive, the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”

The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:

  • Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water.  Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.   
  • Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
  • Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
  • Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
  • Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
  • Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down.  If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
  • Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
  • Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
  • Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
  • Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.