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.

“Tonight’s forecast is dry with little chance for rain or storms,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Still, precipitation in recent days has left behind water capable of going unnoticed in pots and outdoor items. 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, August 16th   between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Cherry Hill:

  • Jade Lane
  • Knoll Lane
  • Lantern Lane
  • Knollwood Dr
  • Wagon Lane
  • Lafferty Dr
  • Forge Lane
  • Bellows Lane
  • Orchid Lane
  • Pebble Lane
  • Meryl Lane
  • Partridge Lane
  • Partridge Ct
  • Parnell Dr
  • Harrowgate Dr
  • St Vincent Ct
  • Glen Perth lane
  • Thackery Lane
  • Pendleton Dr
  • Pawtucket Dr
  • Capshire Dr
  • Cohasset Lane
  • St Anthony Ct
  • Elma Ave
  • N Harvard Ave
  • N Princeton Ave
  • Holly St
  • Thomas St
  • Ivins Ave
  • State St
  • Barlow Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • W 6th Ave
  • Linderman Ave
  • Petitt Ave
  • Victor Ave
  • Woodland Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • Wilbur Ave
  • Wills Ave
  • Oakview Ave
  • Cornell Ave
  • Roland Ct
  • Buttonwood Dr
  • Sequoia Rd
  • Red Oak Dr
  • Teak Ct
  • SE Gate Dr
  • Marlkress Rd
  • W Riding Rd
  • Indian King Dr
  • Laurel Hill Dr
  • Colonial Lane
  • Hessian Way
  • Mews Lane
  • Box Hill Dr
  • Spring Mill Lane
  • Leith Hill Dr
  • E Riding Dr
  • Millhouse Lane
  • N Riding Dr
  • Old Orchard Rd
  • Gatehouse Lane
  • Candlewyck Way
  • Firethome Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Locust Grove Dr
  • Waverly Rd
  • Cobblestone Rd
  • Regent Rd
  • Lamp Post Lane
  • W Split Dr
  • E Split Dr
  • Collins Dr
  • Rye Rd
  • Stonehenge Rd
  • Mimosa Dr
  • Mimosa Pl
  • W and E Eagle Lane
  • Stonebridge Rd
  • Niamoa Dr
  • Chimney Lane

Waterford:

  • Chew Rd
  • Pestletown Rd

Winslow:

  • Arbor Meadow Dr
  • Avella Lane
  • Ainsworth lane
  • Asberry Pl
  • Williamstown New Freedom Rd
  • Amber Pl
  • Church Rd
  • Arborwood Lane
  • Sickler Ave
  • Aberdale Lane
  • Adam Pl
  • Arnell Pl
  • Amber Pl
  • Ardley Pl
  • Anthony Pl
  • Southern Ave
  • Pennington Ave
  • Green St
  • Dayton Ave
  • S 2nd Ave
  • S 3rd Street
  • S Atlantic Ave
  • Bates Mill Rd

Voorhees:

  • Alluvium Lakes Dr
  • Milburn Way
  • Elena Ct
  • Peregrine Dr
  • Fulmar Dr
  • Goshawk Ct
  • Christopher Rd
  • Bryan Dr
  • Adam Lane
  • Oriole Dr
  • Kestrel Dr
  • Willowbrook Way
  • Cormorant Dr
  • Peregrine Dr
  • Osprey Lane
  • Peacock Lane
  • Kresson Rd
  • Oak Ave
  • School Lane
  • Spruce Street
  • Birch Street

Mt Ephraim:

  • Cedar Ave
  • Lambert Ave
  • N Oak Ave
  • Gaskill Ave
  • Green Ave
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Northmont Ave
  • Hartka 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.