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.

“Although it has been mostly dry in recent days, the current forecast shows rain and storms possibly developing in our region over the next 24 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.”

 

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Thursday, Sept. 10, between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Gloucester Township

  • Deerborne Ave
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Lankford Ave
  • Fairmount Ave
  • High St
  • Lehigh Ave
  • State St
  • Estelle Ave
  • Fay Ann Dr
  • Eva Pl
  • Yetta Dr
  • Elaine Ave
  • Linda Ave 
  • Willow Cedar Way
  • Windy Dr
  • Juniper Ct
  • Buttonwood Ln
  • Cherry Circle 
  • Peters Ln
  • Knoll Dr
  • Bethel Ln
  • Adrienne Ct
  • Jerome Ave
  • Cornell Ave
  • Trinity Ave
  • Cecelia Dr
  • Indian Ave
  • Ohio Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • New Jersey 
  • Deborah Pl
  • Theresa Pl
  • South Dr
  • North Dr
  • East Ct
  • West Ct

 

Cherry Hill 

  • Park Dr
  • Park Blvd
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Curtis Ave
  • Webster Ave
  • Whitman Ave
  • Cornwell Ave
  • Wayne Ave
  • Sheridan Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Edison Ave
  • Wesley Ave
  • Cooper Ave
  • Madison Ave
  • Harrison Ave
  • Harding Ave

 

Clementon 

  • Hybrid Pl
  • Winding Way
  • Oriole Pl
  • Blue Jay Dr
  • Crane Pl
  • Cherrywood Dr
  • Edgewood Pl 
  • Summit Ct
  • Hollybrush Pl
  • Broad acres Dr
  • Oak mount Rd
  • Fairhill Pl
  • Laurel Pl
  • heather Pl
  • Willow Pl
  • Manor Pl
  • Coventry Pl
  • Kingswood Pl
  • Brentwood Pl
  • Williamsburg Pl
  • Jamie Ct
  • Cottage
  •  Huntingdon Mews
  • Cardinal Dr
  • Stratford Rd
  • Blue Grass Rd
  • Lafayette Dr
  • Lawn crest Ln
  • Acorn Pl 
  • Bryant Pl
  • Royal Pl
  • Olive Pl
  • Fairhill Pl
  • Palmwood Ct

 

Bellmawr

  • Browning Rd
  • 1st Ave
  • Thomas Ave
  • Cedar Ave
  • Bellmawr Ave
  • Devon Ave
  • Kingston Ave
  • Patterson Ave
  • Bell Rd
  • Leaf Ave
  • Robert Ave
  • Lincoln Ave

 

Woodlynne 

  • Elm Ave
  • Evergreen Ave
  • Cypress Ave
  • Laurel Ave
  • 4th St
  • 3rd St

 

Oaklyn 

  • Bettlewood Ave
  • Beechwood Ave
  • Lakeview Dr
  • Johnson Ave
  • Haddon Ave
  • Cold Springs Ave
  • Clinton Ave
  • Collingwood Ave

 

Runnemede

  • Schubert Ave
  • Carlysle Ct
  • Mitchell Ave
  • Drexel Ct
  • Saint Charles Pl
  • Hil Ave

 

Audubon 

  • Kings Hwy
  • Wyoming Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • Washington Terrace

 

Camden 

  • S 7th St
  • S 8th St
  • S 9th St
  • S 10th St
  • Sylvan St
  • Fairview St

 

Pennsauken

  • Browning Rd
  • Walnut Ave
  • Chestnut Ave
  • Mertchantville Ave
  • Whitman Terrace 
  • Spring

 

“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.