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.

“The current forecast calls for scattered storms this evening and over the next several nights, in addition to high levels of heat and humidity that are conducive to mosquito activity,” 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.”

Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, July 5th   between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Cherry Hill:

  • Knollwood Drive
  • Wagon Lane
  • Lafferty Drive
  • Glen Lane
  • Orchid Lane
  • Pebble Lane
  • Meryl Lane
  • Coach Lane
  • Darby Lane
  • Eddy Lane
  • Forge Lane
  • Surrey Ct
  • Suffolk Ct
  • Kenwood Drive
  • Bowood Drive
  • Grass Road
  • Brookmead Drive
  • Briar Road
  • Midway Drive
  • Wayland Road
  • Westover Drive
  • Sawmill Road
  • Pelham Road
  • Pelham Ct
  • Redstone Ridge
  • Haddontowne Ct
  • Portsmouth Road
  • Provincetown Road
  • Provincetown Cir
  • Old Town Road
  • Old Town Cir
  • Lowber Drive
  • Salem Road
  • N Mansfield Blvd
  • S Mansfield Blvd
  • Philellena Road
  • Haral Place
  • Robwill Pass
  • Roumfort Avenue
  • Mt Pleasant Way

Gloucester Township:

  • S Black Horse Pike
  • Woodland Ave
  • Main Street
  • Amber Ct
  • Central Avenue
  • Linden Street
  • Lakeview Ave
  • Melrose Ave
  • Oakwood Ave
  • Elmwood Ave
  • Lower Lake Dr
  • Berkshire Road
  • Wiltshire Road
  • Ashland Ave
  • Damon Ct
  • Fir Cir
  • Carr Lane
  • Parsons Ct
  • Jerry’s Ct
  • Prospect Ct
  • Yorkshire Road
  • Brookshire Road
  • Edinshire Road
  • Hampshire Road
  • Winfield Road
  • Willow Ct
  • Britt Lea Drive
  • Garwood Road
  • Woodshire Drive
  • Crestview Ave
  • Walling Ave
  • 6th Ave

Somerdale:

  • Somerdale Road W
  • Tait Road
  • Sylvan Road
  • Farndale Road

Stratford:

  • Whitman Ave
  • Webster Ave
  • Central Ave
  • Wykagyl Road

Clementon:

  • Trout Ave
  • Wolf Lane
  • Meehan Blvd
  • Van Horn Ave
  • Niagara Ave
  • Godshalk Ave
  • W Atlantic Ave
  • Naylor Ave
  • Wade Ave
  • Fulton Ave
  • Monmouth Ave
  • Trenton Ave
  • Barber Ave
  • Brighton Ave
  • Dunwoody Lane

West Collingswood Heights:

  • Grandview Ave
  • Pershing Ave
  • Delaware Ave
  • Berwick Ave
  • Bellevue Ave
  • Blenheim Ave
  • Howell Ave
  • New York Ave
  • New Jersey Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • Marlborough Ave
  • Nicholson Road
  • Wilson Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Golden Alley
  • Grant Ave
  • Marshall Ave

 Mt Ephraim:

  • Glover Ave
  • Easy Street
  • Rudderow Ave
  • Winthrop Ave
  • Linwood Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • S Oak Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Baird Ave
  • Harding Ave
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Cleveland Ave

Runnemede:

  • E 9th Street
  • High Street
  • E 3rd Street
  • Irish Hill Road
  • Union Ave
  • Hill Ave
  • E 5th Ave
  • E 4th Ave
  • E 2nd Ave
  • E 1st Ave
  • Central Ave
  • Gravel Hill Road
  • Manor Ct
  • Broadway
  • N Read Ave
  • Orchard Ave
  • S Payne Ave
  • Crescent Ave
  • Rambler Ave
  • N Oakland Ave
  • Smith Lane

 “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.