Mosquito Spraying in Two Towns Friday

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The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“The latest forecast is calling for scattered showers Friday morning.  Even the smallest amount of standing water can allow mosquitoes to thrive.  All homeowners should check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The commission will conduct spraying on July 1 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

Cherry Hill

  • Kent Rd
  • Media Rd
  • Overbrook Dr
  • Colmar Rd
  • Colwick Rd
  • Merion Rd
  • Lenape Rd
  • St Martins Rd
  • St Davids Rd
  • Ambler Rd
  • Bala Rd
  • 7th Ave
  • 6th Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • 2nd Ave
  • 1st Ave
  • Hoffman Ave
  • Kassner Ave
  • Ellis Ave
  • Railroad Blvd
  • Philmar Ave
  • Palmwood Ave
  • Carolina Ave
  • Longfellow Dr
  • Hillside Dr
  • Kipling Rd
  • Eaton Way
  • Dumas Rd
  • Chaucer Pl
  • Byron Terr
  • Ashley Ct
  • Walt Whitman Blvd
  • McIntosh Rd
  • Baldwin Rd
  • Winesap Rd
  • Sussex Ave
  • Delicious Way
  • Jonathan Rd
  • Ocean Ave
  • Thornhill Rd
  • Ramsgate Rd
  • Latches Ln
  • Tunbridge Rd
  • Lamp Post Ln
  • Candlewyck Way
  • Firehorne Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Old Orchard Rd
  • Waverly Rd
  • Locust Grove Dr
  • Cobblestone Rd
  • Regent Rd
  • Papermill Rd
  • Rabbit Run Rd
  • Scattergood Rd
  • Black Latch Ln
  • Jordan Ct
  • Cropwell Rd
  • Plymouth Pl
  • Greenleigh Ct
  • Essex Ave
  • Franklin Ave
  • Helena Ave
  • Jerome Ave
  • Keniworth Ave
  • Evergreen Ave
  • Monroe Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Union Ave
  • State St
  • Princeton Ave
  • Yale Ave
  • Woodland Ave
  • Thomas St
  • Linderman Ave
  • Holly St
  • Barlow Ave
  • Ivins Ave
  • W Grant Ave
  • Hillcroft Ln
  • Fountain Ct
  • Olde Springs Ln
  • Crooked Ln
  • Old Salem Rd
  • Brookdale Dr

Berlin Township

  • Clifton Ave
  • Franklin Ave
  • Crest Ave
  • Juniper Ave
  • Holly Ave
  • Ellis Ave
  • Ridgewood Ave
  • Briar Ln
  • Aristone Dr
  • Hickory Ln
  • Brandywine Dr
  • Evergreen Dr
  • Glenwood Ct
  • Winding Way
  • Delwood Ln
  • Evanine Dr
  • Blatherwick Dr
  • D’Angelo Dr
  • Kelly Dr
  • E Prospect Ave
  • Fairview Ave
  • E Hill Ave
  • Stratford Ave
  • Oak Ave
  • N Rose Ln
  • S Rose Ln
  • Holly Dr
  • Park Ave
  • Hillside Ln
  • Harker Ave
  • Maple Dr
  • Day Ave
  • Clover Ave
  • Powell Ave
  • E Taunton Ave
  • Gatsby Ln
  • Chillemi Ct
  • Evans Ct
  • Jason Dr
  • Tansgate Blvd
  • Rondon Ave
  • Joans Ln
  • Coleman Rd
  • Acorn Rd
  • Peppermill Rd
  • Centaurian Dr
  • Cedar Ave
  • Elm Ave
  • Hazel Ave
  • Larch Ave
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Maple Ave
  • E 2nd St
  • Cushman 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.

“Although there have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika Virus from mosquitoes reported in New Jersey at this time, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health to actively monitor the situation,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

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.