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.

“Isolated storms and showers remain in the forecast for our region throughout tonight and tomorrow. Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to thrive, so 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. “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.”

 

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, August 14th   between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Cherry Hill

  • Maple Ave
  • Kent Rd
  • Colmar Rd
  • Cowlick Rd
  • Marion Rd
  • Lenape Rd
  • St Martin’s 
  • St Davids Rd
  • Ambler Rd
  • Wayne Rd
  • Overbook Rd
  • Media Rd
  • Devon Rd
  • Bala Rd

Voorhees

  • Farmhouse Ln
  • 5th St
  • Horseshoe Dr
  • Carriage brook Dr
  • Duck Pond Ct
  • Gibbsboro Rd
  • Glenview Way E
  • Steven Dr
  • Turnery Ct
  • Pine Ave 
  • Spino Ct
  • 4th st
  • Burnt Mill Rd
  • 2nd St
  • Spruce Ave
  • Walnut Ave
  • Locust Ave
  • Chestnut Ave
  • Golf View Dr
  • N Sunset Dr
  • Glen Dr
  • Dale Dr
  • Prestwick Dr
  • Keswick Dr
  • White Horse Rd
  • Evesham Rd
  • Somerset Ave
  • Hudson Ave
  • Essex Ave
  • Mercer Ave
  • Salem Ave
  • Ford St

Gibbsboro 

  • Clementon Rd W
  • McIntyre Ln
  • Birchwood Way
  • Driftwood Way
  • Pine Rd
  • McKee Rd
  • Johnson Rd
  • Hillards Rd
  • Holly Rd
  • West Rd
  • Manor Rd
  • North Rd
  • Voorheen Rd
  • Henry Rd
  • East Rd
  • Jackson Ave
  • Fenimore Rd
  • Norcross Rd

Winslow Township

  • Orlando Dr
  • Baldwin Dr
  • Crawford Dr
  • Patterson Ln
  • Madison Ln
  • Ellsworth Dr
  • Sherman Ln
  • Franklin Ln
  • Wiltons Landing Rd
  • Elbow ln
  • Wagon Wheel Dr
  • Gooseneck Ln
  • Regan Ridge Rd
  • Prospect Rd
  • Cowpath Ct 
  • Goats Gate Rd
  • Militia Hill Rd
  • Ridge View Ct
  • Overlook Cir 
  • Haystack Ct
  • Double Woods Rd
  • Gatehouse Ct
  • Cross Hill Rd
  • Cedarbrook Rd
  • Debras Ln
  • Muirfield Dr
  • Edgewood Rd
  • Dottie Ln
  • Alberts Ave
  • N Central Ave
  • Centennial Rd
  • Fripps Old Rd
  • Woodside Ln
  • Cedar Hill Dr
  • Nottingham Dr
  • Alberts Ave
  • Fletcher Blvd
  • 1st Ave

Pennsauken / Merchantville 

  • Pleasant Ave
  • Amon Ave
  • High St
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Westfield Ave
  • Shovel Ave
  • Cove Rd
  • Homer Ave
  • Russell Ave
  • Clayton Ave
  • Caroline Ave
  • Oak Terrace 
  • Volan St
  • Greene Ave
  • Graham Ave
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“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.