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.

“Throughout the day and this evening, the current forecast calls for intermittent rain and some possible showers,” 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 Wednesday, July 24th   between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Gloucester Township:

  • Clubhouse Lane
  • Swift Run Dr
  • Hazeltop Dr
  • Skyline Dr
  • Loft Mountain Dr
  • Shenandoah Dr
  • Jefferson Dr
  • Madison Dr
  • Hamilton Dr
  • Kennedy Dr West
  • Monitor Ct
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Vicksburg Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Spring Hill Dr
  • N Fork Rd
  • Stone River Rd
  • Constitution Rd
  • Antietam Dr
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Ticonderoga St
  • Hartford Rd
  • Appomattox Dr
  • Sumter St
  • Washington St
  • Grant Ct
  • Grant Dr
  • Stoneybridge Rd
  • W Kennedy Dr
  • Bull Run Rd
  • Cedar Creek Dr
  • Madison Dr
  • Hamilton Dr

Waterford Township:

  • W Atlantic Ave
  • E Atlantic Ave
  • W Front St
  • Carl Hasselhan Dr
  • Bartram Ave
  • Auburn Ave
  • School House Lane
  • Atco Ave
  • Almira Ave
  • Bellevue Ave
  • Camila Ave
  • Cooper Rd
  • Deerpond Blvd
  • Sunset Ave
  • Rising Sun Ave
  • Pinehurst Dr
  • Columbia Dr
  • Colgate Rd
  • Briarcliff Rd
  • Colgate Ct
  • Virginia Dr
  • Josie Lane
  • Cornell Rd
  • Yale Rd
  • Harvard Rd
  • Hayes Mill Rd
  • Dartmouth Dr
  • Princeton Rd
  • Kohler Ave
  • Cherry St
  • Chestnut St
  • White Horse Pike
  • Harrison Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Sherman Ave
  • Holly Dr
  • Clifford Ave

Merchantville:

  • W Maple Ave
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Poplar Ave
  • Woodbine Ave
  • Hamilton Ave
  • W End Ave
  • Browning Rd

Pennsauken Township:

  • Cedar Ave
  • Walnut Ave
  • Park Ave
  • Norwood Ave
  • Bethel Ave
  • Browning Rd
  • Clayton Ave
  • Russell Ave
  • Oak Terr
  • Woodbine Ave
  • Caroline Ave
  • Graham St
  • Greene Ave

Camden:

  • Mechanic St
  • Atlantic Ave
  • S 3rd St
  • Broadway
  • Whitman Ave
  • S 4th St
  • Lansdowne Ave
  • Mt Ephraim Ave
  • Everett St
  • Thurman St
  • Morton St
  • Chase St
  • Louis St

Collingswood:

  • Park Ave
  • W Collings Ave
  • Browning Rd
  • Coolidge Ave
  • Atlantic Ave
  • Edison Ave
  • Coolidge Ave
  • Dill Ave
  • Curtis Ave
  • Cooper Ave

Haddon Heights:

  • Sylvan Dr
  • Fulling Mill
  • N Park Ave
  • S Park Ave
  • Station Ave
  • Clover Ave
  • 13th Ave
  • Hillside Ave
  • Dallas Ave

Bellmawr:

  • 2nd Ave
  • 1st Ave
  • N Cedar Ave
  • N Bellmawr Ave
  • Devon Ave
  • East Browning Rd

Pine Hill:

  • W Clearview Ave
  • W Woodburn Ave
  • W Cloverdale Ave
  • Forrester Ave
  • Oak St
  • W Spring St
  • W Grove St

 

“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.