Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Thursday and Friday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early tomorrow, and 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.

“With today’s early morning storm system and with even more precipitation in the forecast for this weekend, homeowners have to be extra vigilant in this fight,” 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.”

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Thursday, June 15 from 12 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

Atco: Atco Ave, Auburn Ave, Bartram Ave, Clifford Ave, Elwood Ave, Denver Ave, 1st St, 2nd St, 3rd St, 4th St, 5th St, 6th St, Rarity Ave, E Atlantic Ave, Holly Dr, Genneasee Ave, Maple Ave, Linden Ave, Lincoln Ave, Richards Ave, Almira Ave, Cemilla Ave, Church St, Murray Hill Dr, Carolyn Ln, State St, Cooper Rd, Front St, Saping Way, Pamela Pl, Anderson Ave, CW Haines Blvd.

Berlin Borough: Park Dr, Thackara Ave, Rich Ave, W Broad Ave, Estaugh Ave, Central Ave, Gardens Ave
Glenview Ave, Joans Ln, Coleman Rd, Summit Ave, Leroy Ave, Aristone Dr, Evening Dr, Blather wick Dr, Brandywine Dr, Hickory Ln, Martin Pl, Rondon Ave, Winding Way, Villanova Ct, Greenleigh Ct, Deltoid Ln, Jason Dr, Tansgate Blvd

 

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will also be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, June 16 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

 

Cherry Hill: Old Orchard Rd, Waverly Rd, Firehorne Rd, Candlewyck Way, Gatehouse Ln, Lamp Post Ln, Roanoke Rd, Locust Grove Dr, Mimosa Dr, Rye Rd, Collins Dr, Eagle Ln, Split Rock Dr, Niamoa Dr, Stonebridge Rd, Weather Vane Dr, Hedgerow Dr, Madison Ave, Garfield Ave, Harvest Rd, Millstream Dr, Friendship Ln, Surrey Rd, Saddle Ln, Silvertop Ln, Gately Ct, Blue Bell Ct, Melody Ln, Roosevelt Dr, Lincoln Ave, Wilson Rd, Columbia Blvd, Ann Dr, Winding Dr, Barbara Dr, Riding Dr, Spring Mill Ln, Box Hill Dr, Mews Ln, Leith Hill Dr, Millhouse Ln, Indian King Dr, Hessian Way, Laurel Hill Dr, Greenvale Rd, Doe Ln, Hart Rd, Holden Rd, Logan Dr, Carlton Rd, Clark Dr, Wade Dr, Park Rd, Gardner Rd, Frontage Rd, Birchwood Park Dr, Forest Hill Dr, Darien Dr, Huntington Dr, Lisa Ln, Strathmore Dr, Cliff Dr, Hilltop Dr, Karen Dr

Voorhees:  Merryton St, Festival Dr, Lucky Ct

“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.