Mosquito Spraying throughout Camden County Thursday

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(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Early Thursday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. The summer weather has created an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.

Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.

“Although conditions have been dryer than usual, it’s still important that homeowners remember to check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquitos,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them off your property by removing water from places like flowerpots and containers. This helps us reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and it assists the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”


The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Thursday, June 22 between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations:


Cherry Hill

Mews Ln 

Lane of Trees

E Riding Dr

Spring Mill Dr

Leith Hill Dr

Millhouse Ln

N Riding Dr

Kresson Rd

Ann Dr

Winding Dr

Barbara Dr

Imperial Dr

Indian King Dr

Southwood Dr

E Doris Dr

W Doris Dr

Vanessa Ct

St Mary’s Dr

Doncaster Rd

Oakley Dt

Oakley Dr

Village Dr

Doncaster Ct

Whitby Ct

Whitby Rd

Fatima Ct

Lourdes Dt

Mt Carmel Ct

Fox Hollow Dr

 Cooper Run Dr

Forage Ln 

Hunters Dr

Hawthrone Dr

Chapel Ave W

Meryl Ln Pebble Ln

Bellows Ln

Pebble Ln

Coach Ln

Darby Ln

Eddy Ln

Forge Ln

Knollwood Dr

Lafferty Dr

Lantern Ln

Knoll Ln

Jade Ln

Ivy Ln

Wagon Ln



Jackson Rd

Washington Ave

Hamilton Ave

Jefferson Ave

Marshal St

Bishop Ave

Pine Ave

Davenport Ave

Taunton Ave

McClellan Ave

Summer Ave

Hardie Ave

Birch Ave

N Atlantic Ave

Cushman Ave

Broadview Ave

Prospect 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