Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Friday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. During the summer and fall months the commission schedules on an as-needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts and input from the public.

“This morning’s showers combined with additional precipitation expected this evening create a significant opportunity for the buildup of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so the first thing you should do after any rain is check your yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat. This simple act can help reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, June 14th between the hours of 2 AM – 6 PM in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Pennsauken:

  • Lincoln Avenue
  • High Street
  • Scovel Ave
  • Cove Rd
  • Horner Ave
  • Browning Road
  • Homestead Ave
  • Sinkinson Ave
  • Clayton Ave
  • Graham Street
  • Russell Ave
  • Greene Ave
  • Oak Ter
  • Park Ave
  • Union Ave
  • Marion Ave
  • Howard Ave
  • Remington Ave
  • Amon Ave
  • 47th Street
  • 45th Street
  • Haddonfield Road
  • Collins Ave
  • Harvey Ave
  • Morton Ave
  • Colonial Ave
  • Bayley Ave

 Collingswood:

  • East Linden Ave
  • Oriental Ave
  • Maple Ave
  • Penn Ave
  • Emerald Ave
  • E Homestead Ave
  • E Browning Road
  • E Coulter Ave
  • Highland Ave
  • Maple Ave

Barrington:

  • Bell Ave
  • Baptiste Ave
  • Oakwood Road
  • Copley Road
  • Chesterfield Road
  • Cedar Ave
  • Lenton Ave
  • Cleveland Ave
  • Reamer Drive

Stratford:

  • Sunnybrook Ct
  • Beverly Lane
  • Sunnybrook Road
  • Sterling Ter

Cherry Hill:

  • Ashbrook Road
  • E Valleybrook Road
  • Oakdale Road
  • Sunnybrook Road
  • Laurelbrook Road
  • N Valleybrook Road
  • W Valleybrook Road
  • Greenwood Road
  • Willowbrook Road
  • S Brookfield Road
  • N Brookfield Road
  • S Woodstock Dr
  • N Woodstock Dr
  • Pinebrook Road
  • Glenview Pl
  • Uxbridge Drive
  • Centennial Drive
  • Embassy Row
  • Vanessa Way
  • Sutton Place
  • Old Icehouse Lane
  • Park Pl Dr
  • Sayer Ave
  • Farrell Ave
  • Penn Ave
  • Delaware Ave
  • Beideman Ave
  • Haney Ave
  • Brian Dr
  • Morris Dr
  • Kings Dr
  • Queen Ann Road
  • Arthur Dr
  • Country Club Dr
  • W Country Club Ct
  • Castle Dr
  • Rolling Lane
  • Heartwood Road
  • Russet Dr
  • Doral Dr
  • Echo Ct
  • Echo Pl
  • Balsam Road
  • Cypress Lane
  • Fireside Lane
  • Fireside Ct
  • Garwood Dr
  • Tearose Lane
  • Larkspur Road
  • Dewberry Lane
  • Viking Lane
  • Gatewood Road
  • Barby Lane
  • Lilac Lane
  • S Cranford Road
  • Downs Dr
  • Lavender Hill Dr
  • Junewood Dr
  • Astor Dr
  • Pleasant Dr
  • Nature Dr
  • Cranford Road
  • Chelten Parkway
  • Rydal Road
  • Frederick Road
  • Howard Road
  • Richards Road
  • Johns Road
  • Bruce Road
  • E Ormond Ave
  • E Miami Ave
  • E Tampa Ave
  • Daytona Ave
  • Queens Road
  • Deland Ave
  • Knights Road
  • Chelten Pkwy
  • Drake Road
  • Drake Terr
  • Princess Road
  • Edgemoor Road
  • Orlando Road
  • Deland Ave
  • Abington Road
  • Kingston Drive
  • Wynnwood Ave
  • Sherwood Ave
  • Severn Ave
  • Graham Ave
  • Weld Ave
  • Hollis Ave
  • Martin Ave
  • Bedford Ave
  • Hanover Ave
  • Dover St
  • Murray Ave
  • Fulton Street
  • Warren Ave
  • Mercer St
  • Chambers Ave

 

“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.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days.  All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.                                                                                                 

  • Swimming pools are a common problem.  All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free.  Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant.  Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
  • Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
  • Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk.  Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

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.