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.

“Tonight’s forecast shows possible shower and storm activity after 5 p.m., with rain likely in the evening hours,” 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 Friday, September 13th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Cherry Hill:

  • Brighton Rd
  • Knight Rd
  • Queens Rd
  • Princess Rd
  • Edgemoor Rd
  • Orlando Rd
  • Kingston Dr
  • Abington Rd
  • Chelton Pkwy
  • Rydal Rd
  • Belle Arbor Dr
  • Cambridge Rd
  • Avon Rd
  • Chelton Pkwy
  • Deland Ave
  • Daytona Ave
  • E Tampa Ave
  • E Miami Ave
  • E Ormond Ave
  • Cherry Hill Blvd
  • Acqueduct Ave
  • Hialeah Dr
  • Monmouth Dr
  • Belmont Dr
  • Suffolk Dr
  • Ascot Lane
  • Jamaica Dr
  • Saratoga Dr
  • Garden State Dr
  • Narragansett Dr
  • Tanforan Dr
  • Munn Ave
  • Kay Dr E
  • Kay Dr S
  • Kay Dr W
  • Cotswold Lane
  • Holly Glen Dr
  • Sherry Way
  • Pams Path
  • Willow Way
  • White Oak Ct
  • Tarrington Rd
  • Covered Bridge Rd
  • Browning Lane
  • N and S Woodleigh Dr
  • Brittany Lane
  • Provence Dr
  • Canterbury Way
  • Valley Run Dr
  • Windsor Dr
  • Royal Oak Ave
  • Brentwood Ave
  • Berkshire Ave
  • W Miami Ave

 

Gloucester Township:

  • Jefferson Dr
  • Madison Dr
  • Hamilton Dr
  • Kennedy Dr W
  • Cedar Creek Dr
  • Bull Run Rd
  • Stoneybridge Rd
  • Grant Dr
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Alberta Ave
  • Garwood Rd
  • Winfield Rd
  • Woodshire Dr
  • Kim Lane
  • Britt Lea Dr
  • Dundalk Lane
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • Bellissimo Ct

 

Voorhees:

  • Brendenwood Dr
  • Sequoia Ct
  • Wynnewood Dr
  • Briarcreek Dr
  • Brookstone Dr
  • Gettysburg Dr
  • Cumberland Dr
  • Shenandoah Dr
  • Partridge Dr
  • Flamingo Ct
  • Heron Ct
  • Brambling Lane
  • Willowbrook Way
  • Barbet Dr
  • Warbler Dr
  • Jacamar Dr
  • Sandpiper Dr

 

“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.