Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Friday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday 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.

“With last night’s showers and rain throughout the week, there has been a lot of moisture and water left behind in our area,” 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.”

Gloucester Township:

  • Lincoln Dr
  • Vicksburg Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Monitor Ct
  • Spring Hill Dr
  • N Fork Rd
  • Tone River Rd
  • Constitution Rd
  • Antietam Dr
  • Grant Dr
  • Appomattox Dr
  • Washington St
  • Sumter St
  • Hartford Rd
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Ticonderoga St
  • Veterans Memorial Park Walking Trail
  • Oak Ave
  • Cummings Ave
  • Fairview Ave
  • Graisbury Ave
  • Cedar Ave
  • N Venetia Ave
  • S Venetia Ave
  • Lower landing Rd
  • Good Intent Rd
  • Crestview Ave
  • Almonesson Rd
  • Marino Ave
  • Geneva Ave
  • Taranto Ave
  • W Blenheim Ave
  • 13th Ave
  • San Jose Dr
  • N Otter Branch Dr
  • S Otter Branch Dr
  • Central Ave
  • Glendora Ave
  • St Mark Dr
  • Evelyn Ave
  • Wilson St
  • Floodgate Rd
  • Marian Lane
  • Keller Rd
  • 12th Ave
  • 11th Ave
  • 10th Ave
  • 9th Ave
  • 8th Ave
  • 7th Ave
  • 6th Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 3rd Ave

Cherry Hill:

  • West Point Dr
  • Ticonderoga lane
  • Concord Lane
  • Skylark Lane
  • Andrew Lane
  • Charlann Circle
  • Cardinal Lane
  • Dell Dr
  • Owl Ct
  • Owl Lane
  • Annapolis Lane
  • Swallow Dr
  • Cardinal Lake Dr
  • Heartwood Dr
  • Bedford Ave
  • Martin Ave
  • Hollis Ave
  • Mercer St
  • Weld Ave
  • Graham Ave
  • Severn Ave
  • Sherwood Ave
  • Warren Ave
  • Fulton St
  • Murray Ave
  • Dover St

Lindenwold:

  • S Lowell Ave
  • E Maple Ave
  • E Linden Ave
  • E Elm Ave
  • Irving Ave
  • W Scott Ave

Gibbsboro:

  • Birchwood Way
  • Driftwood Way
  • Pine Rd
  • McKee Rd
  • Johnson Rd
  • Holly Rd
  • Hilliards Rd
  • Jackson Ave
  • Fenimore Rd
  • Norcross Rd
  • Voorhees Rd
  • Henry Rd
  • E Rd
  • Edgewood Rd

Winslow Township:

  • Steelton Rd
  • N Central Ave
  • Matro Ave
  • N Grove St
  • 1st Ave
  • Ryans Run
  • Cedarbrook Rd
  • White Cedar Dr
  • Wintergreen Ave
  • Russell Ave
  • Sweet Bay Ave
  • White Ash Ave
  • Madison Lane
  • Crawford Dr
  • Orlando Dr
  • Brearly Dr
  • Wilson Dr
  • Morris Dr
  • Dayton Ct
  • Read Dr
  • Carroll Ct
  • Rutledge Dr
  • Bassett Ct
  • Baldwin Dr
  • Elsworth Dr
  • Patterson Lane
  • Washington Ave
  • 7th Ave
  • Vineyard Rd
  • Peach St
  • Tioga 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.

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.