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. This summer, the county has seen more rain than usual which is creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.

With more rain in the forecast for the upcoming weekend Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.

“Saturday’s forecast currently shows scattered storms throughout the day, but after any rain homeowners should check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquitos,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them from your property by removing any standing water from places like flower pots and containers. This helps us reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and it assists the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, August 11th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations: 

Pennsauken
Adams Ave, Derousse Ave, Morgan Ave, Curtis Ave, Velde Ave, Engard Ave, Zimmerman Ave, Cedar Ave, Merchantville Ave, W Walnut Ave, Leslie Ave, Cedar Ave, Penn St, Rogers Ave, Irving Ave, Harvey Ave, Grant Ave, N Centre St

Merchantville
St James Pl, Sussex Ave, Somerset Ave, Plymouth Pl, Glenwood Ave, Holly Ave, Ivins Ave, W Grant Ave

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

Lawnside
Tillman St, Emlen Ave, Phoenix Ave, Mott St, Lundy Ave, Brown St, Douglas Ave, Gloucester Ave, Watkins Ave, Thomas Ave, Bryant Ave, Mouldy Rd, Pear St, Lawnside Plaza Rd, Company St

Stratford
Colby Ave, Cooper Ave, Webster Ave, Whitman Ave, Central Ave, Wright Ave, Columbia Ave, Cornell Ave, Vassar Ave, Yale Ave, Harvard Ave, Princeton Ave, Union Ave, Kirkwood Ave, Grand Ave, Saratoga Rd, Oak Dr, Oak Ct, Liberty Dr, Academy Dr, Winding Way Rd, Nancy Rd, Hillside Rd, Longwood Ct, Longwood Dr, Holly Rd

Somerdale
W Atlantic Ave, E Earl Ave, Villa Ave, Helena Ave, Wood Ave, Preston Ave, Terrace Ave, S Warwick Rd, Burbank Dr, Beverly Dr, Willow Way

Winslow Twp
Old Erial Rd,Wilton Way, Oak Forest Dr, Cobblestone Ct, Ford Ct, Fillmore Way, Belmont Ct

Cherry Hill
Cherry Parke, School Ln, Winding Way, Gate Terr, Rose Ln, Oxford St, Munn Ave, Newell Ave, Bel Aire Ave, Plymouth Rd, Caldwell Rd, Shepherd Rd, Stanford Rd, Churchill Rd, Park Cir, Edison Rd, Victor Ave, Woodland Ave, 3rd Ave, Princeton Ave, Yale Ave, Lark Ln, Peacock Dr, Blue Jay Ln, Bobwhite Dr, Liberty Bell Dr, Sea Gull Ln, Eagle Ln, Heartwood Dr, Crane Dr, W Point Dr, Willowdale Dr, Edgewood Dr, Robin Lake Dr, Starling Ln, Bunker Hill Dr, Kenwood Dr, Bowood Dr, Brookmead Dr, Midway Dr, Pelham Rd, Redstone Ridge, Sharrowvale Rd, Barclay Ln, Greenbriar Rd, York Rd, Cooperskill Rd, Yardley Rd, Westover Dr, Wayland Rd, Sawmill Rd

Gibbsboro
N Rd, Manor Rd, Norcross Rd, Fenimore Rd, Holly Rd, Jackson Ave, Hilliards Rd, Clementon Rd W, Johnson Rd, Edgewood Rd , McKee Rd, Pine Rd, Driftwood Way, Birchwood Way, E Rd, Voorhees Rd, Henry Rd, McIntyre Ln, W 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 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.