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.

“Today’s forecast shows possible storms and showers throughout the afternoon, with the potential for more rain into the evening as this activity tapers off,” 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, August 15th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting:

Gloucester Township:

  • Main St
  • Huntington Ave
  • Price Ave
  • Woodland Ave
  • Fern Ave
  • Ridge Ave
  • Marion Ave
  • Highland Ave
  • N Hildebrand Ave
  • S Hildebrand Ave
  • Franklin Square Village
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • Rowand Ave
  • Melvin Ave
  • Arline Ave
  • Zane Ave
  • W Front St
  • Englewood Dr
  • Malibua Dr
  • Hollywood Dr
  • Fresno Dr
  • Fresno Ct
  • Fresco Pl
  • Pasadena Dr
  • Beverly Dr
  • Oakland Dr
  • Laguna Dr
  • San Diego Dr
  • Pasadena Dr
  • Burbank Dr
  • Sunset Dr
  • Willow Way
  • Valley Dr
  • Glendale Dr
  • Oak Dr
  • San Jose Dr
  • St Mark Dr
  • San Pedro Dr
  • June Dr
  • Floodgate Rd
  • Wilson St
  • Evelyn Ave
  • Glendora Ave
  • Central Ave
  • 1st Ave
  • 2nd Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • 6th Ave
  • 7th Ave
  • 8th Ave
  • 9th Ave
  • 10th Ave
  • 11th Ave
  • 12th Ave
  • 13th Ave

Berlin Township:

  • W Katherine Ave
  • Boyer Ave
  • McClellan Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Franklin Ave
  • Blaine Ave
  • Harrison Ave
  • Morton Ave
  • Cleveland Ave
  • Thurman Ave
  • Fiske Ave
  • Minck Ave
  • Grove Ave
  • Potter Ave
  • Mt Vernon Ave
  • Redman Ave
  • Veteran’s Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • 2nd Ave
  • 1st Ave

Cherry Hill:

  • Deer Rd
  • Doe Lane
  • Fawn Rd
  • Greenvale Rd
  • Park Rd
  • Hart Rd
  • Wade Dr
  • Clark Dr
  • Carlton Rd
  • Holden Rd
  • Logan Dr
  • Gardner Rd
  • Frontage Rd

Bellmawr:

  • Park Dr
  • McClelland Ave
  • Chalmers Ave
  • Catherine Ave
  • Howard Ave
  • Center Ave
  • Logan Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Garfield Ave
  • Sherman Ave
  • Sheridan Ave
  • Buchanan Ave

Barrington:

  • Russell Ave
  • Madison Ave
  • Richards Ave
  • S Moore Ave
  • Edwards Ave
  • Adams Ave
  • Lott Ave
  • Willmont Ave
  • W Williams Ave

Runnemede:

  • St Clair Rd
  • Plaza Pl
  • Haverford Rd
  • Patricia Lane
  • Ardmore Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Lindsey Ave
  • Knight Ave
  • Johnson Ave
  • Harding Ave
  • Mitchell Ave

Hi-Nella:

  • S Warwick Rd
  • N Atlantic Ave
  • Dobbs Dr
  • Chase Dr
  • Hunter Dr
  • Minnetonka Rd
  • Wakonda Rd
  • Pawnee Rd
  • Wykagyl Rd
  • Minnehaha Rd
  • Pocahontas Rd
  • Hiawatha Rd
  • Navajo Rd
  • Nokomis Rd

Somerdale:

  • Park Ave
  • W Evergreen Ave
  • Fairview Ave
  • W Evergreen Ave
  • Magnolia Ave
  • N Hilltop Ave
  • Wilbur Ave
  • Gloucester Ave
  • Ava Ave

Haddon Heights:

  • Maple Ave
  • W High St
  • Sycamore St
  • S Black Horse Pike
  • Devon Ave
  • Glenview Ave
  • Haverford Ave
  • St Martins Ave
  • Wynnefield Ave

Gloucester City:

  • Jefferson Ave
  • Nicholson Rd
  • Lehigh Ave
  • Rutgers Ave
  • Temple Ave
  • University Ave
  • Memorial Ave
  • Haverford Ave
  • Harvard Ave
  • Oxford Ave
  • Princeton Ave
  • Swathmore Ave
  • Cornell Ave
  • Princeton Ave
  • Yale Ave
  • Marlborough 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.