Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County on Friday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout the 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.

“Scattered showers are currently forecasted for Friday and Saturday, and that means homeowners have to be extra mindful of where water might gather on their property,” 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 for, and remove, any standing water that may be left in places like flower pots and containers. 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 23 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

Cherry Hill
Wyndmoor Rd, Drew Ct,, Covered Bridge Rd, Paddock Way, Whitemarsh Way, Antietam Rd, Kaywood Ln, Kay Ave, Oxford Ave, Fulwood Rd, Pine Valley Rd, Fox Chase Ln, Hialeah Dr, Bowie Ln, Monmouth Dr, Suffolk Dr, Belmont Dr, Ascot Ln, Cherry Hill Blvd, Jamaica Dr, Saratoga Dr, Tonforan Dr, Garden State Dr, Narragansett Dr, Aqueduct Ln, Rhode Island Ave, Macklin Dr, Valley Run Dr, Windsor Dr, Brookline Ave, Royal Oak Ave, Brentwood Ave, Berkshire Ave, W Miami Ave, McGill Ave, Kingston Dr, Johns Rd, Richard Rd, Bruce Rd, Howard Rd, Ranoldo Terr

Pennsauken
Zimmerman Ave, Adams Ave, Stow Rd, River Rd, Holman Ave, Day Ave, Union Ave, June Rd, Lennox Rd, Msgr Fallon Dr, Baxter Ave, Corbett Rd, Jackson Ave, Finlaw Ave, Wyndam Rd, Baker Ave, Garfield Ave, Homestead Ave, Roosevelt Ave, Walton Ave, Grant Ave, Collins Ave, Norwood Ave

Merchantville
Rogers Ave, Cedar Ave, Walnut Ave, N Centre St, Penn St, Leslie Ave, Gilmore Ave, Cove Rd

Oaklyn
Manor Ave, Kendall Blvd, Landis Ave, Bryant Ave, Walnut Ave, W Oakland Ave, W Holly Ave, W Park Ave, W Cedar Ave, Congress Ave, Maple Ave, Spruce Ave, E Beechwood Ave, W Beechwood Ave, Johnson Ave, E Bettlewood Ave, W Bettlewood Ave, E Lakeview Ave, W Lakeview Ave, Newton Ave, W Haddon Ave, W Clinton Ave, Manheim Ave, Reading Ave

Gloucester City
Station Ave, Miller Ave, Park Ave, Goldy Dr, Lambert Ave, Edwards Dr, Weston Ave

Barrington
Tavistock Blvd, Wayne Rd, Oakwood Rd, Chesterfield Rd, Mercer Dr, Copley Rd

Stratford
Winding Way Rd, Hillside Rd, Nancy Rd, Longwood Ct, Longwood Dr, Holly Rd, Timber Creek Rd, Green Tree Rd, Meadowlark Rd, Evergreen Rd, Cooper Ave, Webster Ave, Whitman Ave, Wright Ave, Central Ave

Pine Hill
Franklin Ave, Jefferson Ct, Ramblewood Dr,Hancock Ln, Adams Ave, Monroe Ct, Grand Ave, Madison Ave, Washington Ave, E 8th Ave, E 9th Ave, E 10th Ave, E 11th Ave, E Branch Ave, Kayser Ave, Congress Rd, Country Club Rd

 

“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 orskeeters@camdencounty.com.