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.

“Tonight’s forecast includes the chance of a shower overnight, and we are expecting more hot and humid weather throughout the week,” 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 Thursday, June 27th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Voorhees:

  • Audrey Ct
  • Whyte Ct
  • Whyte Drive
  • Burnham Lane
  • Bunning Drive
  • Ashton Drive
  • Forrest Hill Drive
  • Pembroke Drive
  • Stockton Drive
  • Danforth Drive
  • Knottingham Drive
  • Fawnwood Drive
  • New London Ct
  • Westwood Ct
  • Andover Ct
  • Foxboro Ct
  • Cranberry Pl
  • Clifton Ct
  • Bromley Ct
  • Greenbriar Ct
  • Oakwood Ct
  • Longwood Road
  • Simsbury Drive
  • Pennington Drive
  • Shelbourne Ct 

Cherry Hill:

  • Browning Lane
  • S Woodleigh Drive
  • Randy Lane
  • Astor Drive
  • Dogwood Drive
  • Juniper Drive
  • Lily Lane
  • Iris Road
  • Cranford Road
  • Nature Drive
  • Tearose Lane
  • Pleasant Drive
  • Brittany Lane
  • Provence Drive
  • Canterbury Way
  • Derby Ct
  • Chelsea Ct
  • Amherst Ct
  • Wellesley Ct
  • Chelten Pkwy
  • Drake Road
  • Edgemoor Road
  • Knights Road
  • Deland Avenue
  • Brighton Road
  • Queens Road
  • Daytona Avenue
  • Princess Road
  • E Tampa Avenue
  • E Miami Avenue
  • E Ormond Avenue
  • Orlando Road
  • Abington Road
  • Abington Terr
  • Kingston Drive
  • Rydal Road
  • Frederick Road
  • Cunningham Lane
  • Manning Lane
  • Galway Lane
  • Chalet Drive
  • Chateau Drive
  • Blossom Ct
  • Prince Drive
  • Spring Road
  • Spring Ct
  • Autumn Lane
  • Autumn Ct
  • Winter Place
  • Summer Place
  • Saddle Horn Drive
  • Short Hills Drive
  • Bridle Ct
  • Manor House Drive
  • Manor House Ct
  • Furlong Drive
  • Walkaway Lane
  • Dressage Ct
  • Carriage House Ct
  • Galloping Hill Road
  • Equestrian Lane
  • Polo Ct
  • McGill Ave
  • New York Avenue
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • W Miami Avenue
  • W Ormand Avenue
  • Windsor Drive
  • Valley Run Drive
  • Mackin Drive
  • S. Forge Avenue
  • Rhode Island Avenue
  • Royal Oak Avenue
  • Mackin Drive
  • Maine Avenue
  • Ridge Cir
  • Ridge Road
  • Vermont Avenue
  • New Hampshire Avenue
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  •  Connecticut Avenue
  • Virginia Avenue
  • Georgia Avenue

“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.