Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Thursday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Thursday 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.

“Even the smallest amount of standing water can allow mosquitoes to thrive. With the late summer bringing pop-up showers and storms, homeowners should frequently check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “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 Thursday, August 10th between the hours of 12am-6am in the following locations:

Cherry Hill
Cherry Tree Ln, Spring House Rd, Meeting House Ln, Weather Vane Dr, Hedgerow Dr, Garfield Ave, Peppermill Dr, Harvest Rd, ,Farmhouse Ln, Old Salem Rd, Crooked Ln, Olde Springs Ln, Fountain Ct, Hillcroft Ln, Dean Ln, Gregory Ct, Chestnut St, James Run, Maple Ave, Aaron Ct, Hedy Ave, Cooper Landing Rd, Mara Ct, Isaac Ln, Laurel Terr, Embassy Dr, Narragansett Dr, Garden State Dr, Poplar Terr, Katherine Ave, Snyder Ct, Oak Ave, Partridge Ln, Thackery Ln, Harrowgate Dr, Parnell Dr, Gienperth Ln, Pendleton Dr, Pawtucket Dr, Capshire Dr, Cohasset Ln, St Anthony Ct, Cohasset Ln, Hadleigh Dr, Brondesbury Dr, Kingsdale Ave, Partridge Ln, Brick Rd, Staffordshire Rd, Brick Rd, Inskeep Ct, Cherrywood Ct, Longwood Ave, Northwood Ave, Beechwood Ave, Birch St, Olive St, Kenilworth Ave, Orchard Ln, Paige Ct, Highland Ave, Linden Ave, Chapel Ave, Woodland Ave, 3rd Ave, Redwood Ave

Collingswood
Harrison Ave, Magill Ave, Grant Ave, W Collings Ave, Eldridge Ave, Rickey Ave, Cattell Ave, Comly Ave, Taylor Ave, Champion Ave, Sioan Ave, Comley Ln

Haddon Twp
Emerald Ave, Oriental Ave, Strawbridge Ave, Stratford Ave, King Ave, Harding Ave, Guilford Ave, Morgan Ave, New Jersey Ave, Tatem Ave, Shady Ln, Burwood Ave, Woodlawn Ave, Lincoln Ave, Laurel Ave, Center St, Cedar Ave

Audubon Park
Albatross Rd, Cardinal Ct, Eagle Rd, Goldfinch Rd, Ibis Dr, Nightingale Rd, Oriole St, Farm Ln, A Rd, Flamingo Pl, Jackdaw Dr, Lark Ln, Kennedy Dr, Road C, Waxwing Ct, Skylark Ln, Road B, Raven Pl, Pelican Dr, Peacock Rd, Tanager Ct, Wren Rd

Woodlynne
Crosslynne Ave, Woodlynne Ave, Powelton Ave, Cedar Ave, Parker Ave, Chestnut Ave, Cooper Ave, Linden Ave, Elm Ave, Evergreen Ave, Cypress Ave, Laurel Ave, Front St, 3rd St, 4th St

Pine Hill
E 3rd Ave, E 4th Ave, E 5th Ave, E 6th Ave, E 7th Ave, E 8th Ave, E 9th Ave, E 10th Ave, E 11th Ave, E 12th Ave, E 13th Ave, Wright Ave, Kayser Ave, Daniels Ave, Country Club Rd, Congress Rd, Melrose Dr, MacKnight Dr, Richards Ave, Hill Dr, Estates Rd, Valley Dr, Forrester Ave, Clearview Ave, Woodburn Ave, Cloverdale 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 orskeeters@camdencounty.com.