Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Wednesday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Wednesday 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.

“Although the forecast tonight is clear in terms of precipitation, high humidity levels favor mosquito activity,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Even when rain in minimal and inconsistent such as it was last night, you want to continue check to your yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquito breeding. 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 Wednesday, June 26th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Berlin:

  • Pump Branch Road
  • Edwards Ave
  • 6th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue
  • Siegfried Avenue

Voorhees:

  • Woodbrook Road
  • Concord Lane
  • Montclair Drive
  • Lynn Ct
  • Dutchtown Road

Cherry Hill:

  • Kent Road
  • Colmar Road
  • Colwick Road
  • Merion Road
  • Lenape Road
  • St Martins Road
  • St Davids Road
  • Ambler Road
  • Bala Road
  • Overbrook Drive
  • Media Road
  • Devon Road
  • Longstone Drive
  • Kilburn Drive
  • Kilburn Ct
  • Abinger Lane
  • Apley Drive
  • Balfield Terr
  • Brompton Drive
  • Brompton Ct
  • Brompton Pl
  • Dalton Terr
  • Marlowe Road
  • Crestbrook Ave
  • Downing Street
  • Sandringham Road
  • Sandringham Pl
  • Banner Road
  • Snowden Pl
  • Cropwell Ct
  • Saxby Terr
  • Longwood Avenue
  • Olive Street
  • Birch Avenue
  • Northwood Avenue
  • Beechwood Ave
  • Kenilworth Avenue
  • St Mary’s Center
  • St Mary’s Drive
  • Village Drive
  • Oakley Dr
  • Oakley Ct
  • Doncaster Road
  • Whitby Road
  • Whitby Ct
  • Mt Carmel Ct
  • Lourdes Ct
  • Fatima Ct
  • Lavender Hill Drive
  • Downs Drive
  • S Cranford Drive
  • Fireside Lane
  • Fireside Circle
  • W Fireside Ct
  • Morris Dr
  • Country Club Drive
  • Surrey Road
  • Saddle Lane
  • Melody Lane
  • Stratford Ct
  • Silvertop Lane
  • Gately Ct
  • Coventry Ct
  • Blue Bell Drive
  • Greensward Lane
  • Monroe Avenue N
  • McKinley Road
  • Columbia Blvd
  • Wilson Road
  • Lincoln Ave S
  • Roosevelt Dr
  • Cleveland Avenue
  • Madison Ave N
  • Garfield Avenue
  • Harvest Road
  • Millstream Drive
  • Friendship Lane
  • Briar Lane
  • Hedgerow Drive
  • Weather Vane Drive
  • Meetinghouse Lane
  • Springhouse Road
  • Cherry Tree Lane
  • Cherry Tree Ct
  • Peppermill Drive
  • Farmhouse Lane
  • Farmhouse Ct
  • Peach Tree Lane
  • Cranberry 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.