Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Thursday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Thursday 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.

“A warm front moving through the region overnight could bring some showers or storms. 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 Thursday, August 27th  between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Merchantville

  • W Chestnut Ave
  • Maple Ave
  • Lexington Ave
  • Browning Rd
  • Linden Ave
  • Clinton Ave
  • Euclid Ave
  • Curtis Ave
  • Poplar Ave
  • N 43rd St
  • N 41st St

 

Pennsauken Township

  • Maple Ave
  • Canning Ave
  • Campbell Ave
  • Arisen Ct
  • Harbridge Ct
  • Shapley Ct
  • Harvey Ave
  • Morton Ave
  • Collins Ave
  • Colonial Ave
  • Irving Ave
  • Bailey Ave
  • Remington Ave
  • Forrest Ave
  • N 36th St
  • Sharon Terrace
  • 41st St
  • Stow Rd
  • River Rd
  • Holman Ave
  • Day Ave
  • Balfour Rd
  • Eden Ln
  • Sheppard Rd
  • June Rd
  • Lennox Rd
  • Union Ave

 

Camden

  • Penn St
  • Friends St
  • Linden St
  • N 2nd St
  • Delaware Ave
  • Point St
  • Pearl St
  • N Front St

 

Somerdale

  • Oak Dr
  • Washington Ave
  • Pasadena Dr
  • Burbank Dr
  • Beverly Dr
  • White Horse Pike
  • Crestwood Ave
  • W Maiden Ln
  • Fairview Ave
  • Gloucester Ave

 

Gloucester City

  • Highland Blvd
  • Sherwood Ave
  • Park Ave
  • Orland Ave
  • Sylvan Ave
  • Rosalind Ave
  • Greenwood Ave

 

Oaklyn

  • Kendall Blvd
  • Goff Ave
  • Harding Ave
  • Eden Ave
  • Ridgeway Ave
  • Washington Ave

 

Gloucester Township

  • Hazeltop Dr
  • Clubhouse Ln
  • Skyline Dr
  • Loft mountain Dr
  • Swift Run
  • Shenandoah Dr
  • Kearsley Rd
  • Redbud Dr
  • Firehorn Ln
  • Daffodil Dr
  • Lakespur Circle
  • Aster Dr
  • Sayre Dr
  • Sagebrush Ln
  • Jonquil Way
  • Tiger lily Ln
  • Lasmine Ln
  • Honeysuckle Dr
  • Coralberry Dr
  • Arabis Dr
  • Asperula Dr
  • Mayflower Dr
  • Erik Ct
  • Jonquil Way
  • Lower Landing Rd
  • Landing Rd
  • Honey Locust Ct
  • Pine Ct
  • Lakeview Dr
  • Village of Pine Run
  • Meadow Run Dr
  • Stewart Ave
  • Linden Ct
  • Birch Ct

 

Waterford Township

  • Columbia Ave
  • Joseph Maurone Dr
  • Oakwood Ln
  • Waverly Ave
  • Rosella Ave
  • Hunt Blvd
  • Beechwood Dr
  • Martha Blvd
  • Pederson Blvd
  • Raritan Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Tremont Ave
  • Maple Ave
  • Martha Blvd
  • Fernwood Ave
  • O’Neill Dr
  • Dorothy 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.