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.

“Scattered showers remain in the forecast for this evening and into the overnight hours. 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 28th  between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Gloucester Township

  • Crestwood Ave
  • Oak St
  • Shadow Stone Dr
  • Collins Ct
  • Boxwood Dr
  • Rairwyck Ln
  • Old Black Horse Pike 
  • Gravers Ln
  • Bethany Ln
  • Saint James Ct
  • King St
  • Taylor Ave
  • Stetser Ave
  • Bittersweet Dr
  • Brewer Ln
  • Chadwyck Dr
  • Blackwyck Dr
  • Estelle Ave
  • Cressmont Ave
  • Grand Ave
  • Drexel Ave
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Frankfurt Ave
  • Dearborn Ave
  • Fairmount Ave
  • Davistown Rd
  • High St
  • Hortman St
  • Lehigh St
  • State St
  • Mathews Ave
  • Pine Glen Dr
  • Kings Rd
  • Noble Rd
  • Sherwick Ct
  • Dunlin Way
  • Willet Ct
  • Hazel Ave
  • Orth Ave
  • Tombleson Ave
  • Jarvis Rd
  • Meadow brook Circle 
  • Mullen Dr
  • Marble Ct
  • Brookstone Dr
  • Sinatra Dr
  • Spring Valley Rd
  • Cliff Ct
  • Kendrick Ave
  • Presidential Dr
  • Foxwoods Ct
  • Briar Creek Rd
  • Whalen Ave
  • Vance Ave
  • Flint Rd
  • Landing Rd
  • Brewer Ave
  • Batten Ave
  • Hillcrest Ln
  • Ridge Ave
  • Keystone Ave
  • Empire Ave
  • Richmond Ave
  • Princess St
  • Pine St
  • Walnut Ave
  • Atlantic Ave
  • Stewart Ave
  • Laurel Woods
  • Brown Ave

Winslow Township

  • Hampton Pl
  • Hamlet Ct
  • Helmwood Ct
  • Harrington Ln
  • Hyacinth Ln
  • Hartsdale Ln
  • Howell Pl
  • Cobblestone Ct
  • Ford Ct
  • Wilton Way
  • Oak Forest Dr
  • Belmont Ct
  • Cold Spring Ct
  • Pincers Country Circle 
  • Michaels Ct
  • Huntington Dr
  • Steelton Rd
  • Oak Leaf
  • Matro Ave
  • Central Ave
  • Russell Ave
  • Grove St
  • 1st Ave
  • White Ash Ave
  • Sweet Bay Ave 
  • Wintergreen Ave 
  • Desilvio Dr
  • White Cedar Dr

Voorhees Township

  • Johnson Ln
  • Burning Dr
  • Whyte Dr
  • Burnham Ln
  • Regan Ct
  • Lafayette Ave
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Haddonfield Berlin Rd
  • 2nd Ave

Cherry Hill Township

  • Bowling Green Dr
  • Bryant Rd
  • Woodfield Ct
  • Walt Whitman Blvd
  • Hillside Dr
  • Ashley Ct
  • Bryon Terrace
  • Chaucer Pl
  • Dumas Rd 
  • Eaton Way
  • Longfellow Dr
  • Kipling Rd
  • Keats Pl

Pine Hill 

  • Forrester Ave
  • Cloverdale Ave
  • Woodbury Ave
  • Clear view Ave
  • Branch Ave
  • Erial Rd

“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.