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 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.

“The current forecast for this weekend shows a ton of rain and possible storms, so homeowners need to be especially aware of where water might gather on their property,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed so after any rain you should check for, and remove, any standing water that may be left in places like flower pots and containers. 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, July 20 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

 

Pennsauken
Zimmerman Ave, Greenbrier Rd, Dickens Dr, Shelley Ln, York Rd, Union Ave, Wyndam Rd, Grant Ave, Gladwyn Ave, Corbett Rd, Burning Tree Rd, Starr Rd, Petit Rd, Hadley Dr, Tauton Dr, Oakley Dr, Weymouth Dr, Harrowgate Dr, Wolf Ave, Manall Ave, Rockafellow Ave, Finlaw Ave, Foehl Ave, Davies Ave, Cooper Ave, Harvey Ave, Irving Ave, Rogers Ave, Githens Ave, Cedar Ave, Walnut Ave, Gilmore Ave, N Centre St, W Walnut Ave, Leslie Ave, W Chestnut Ave, E Park Ave, Clifton Ave, E Maple Ave

Brooklawn
Lake Dr, Center St, Browning Ln, 2nd St, 3rd St, 4th St, 5th St, 6th St, Railroad Ln, Old Broadway Way, N Wilson Ave, Noreg Pl, Maude Ave, Horton Ave, Bergen St, Christiana St, Haakon Rd, Murry St, S Hannevig Ave

Haddon Twp
Burwood Ave, Shady Ln, Tatem Ave, Morgan Ave, Guilford Ave, Harding Ave, King Ave, New Jersey Ave

Haddon Twp (West Collingswood Heights)
Grandview Ave, New Jersey Ave, Pershing Ave, Delaware Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, New York Ave, Ohio Ave, Blenheim Ave, Bellevue Ave, Howell Ave, Marlborough Ave, Nicholson Rd, Wilson Ave, Lincoln Ave, Washington Ave, Golden Alley, Grant Ave

Collingswood
Park Ave, Browning Rd, W Collings Ave, Grant Ave, Harrison Ave, Dwight Ave, W Franklin Ave, Virginia Ave, White Horse Pike

Lawnside
Hemmings Way, John F Kennedy Blvd, Independence Blvd, Quaker Rd, Carver Ave, Tillman St

Cherry Hill
Mansfield Blvd N, Mansfield Blvd S, Philellena Rd, Old Town Rd, Plymouth Dr, Lowber Dr, Salem Rd, Robwill Pass, Mt Pleasant Way, Roumfort Ave, Haral Pl, Chandler Terr, Birchwood Park Dr N, Hilltop Dr, Hilltop Ct, Strathmore Dr, Karen Dr, Huntington Dr, Lisa Ln, Darien Dr, Tracey Terr, Forrest Hill Dr, Monroe Ave, Lincoln Ave, Union Ave, State St, Chapel Ave W, Princeton Ave, Yale Ave, Harvard Ave, Beechwood Ave, Thomas Terr, Northwood Ave, Kenilworth Ave, Longwood Ave, Alder St, Jerome Ave, Helena Ave, Nardoc Rd, Franklin Ave, Edward Ave, Overbrook Dr, Media Rd, Bala Rd, Ambler Rd, St Davids Rd, St Martins Rd, Lenape Rd, Merion Rd, Colwick Rd, Colmar Rd, Kent Rd, Devon Rd, Haverford Rd, Cherry Hill Blvd, Aqueduct Ln, Belmont Dr, Ascot Ln, Suffolk Dr, Hialeah Dr, Monmouth Dr, Bowie Ln

 

“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.