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. 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.

“Homeowners should check their yard and get rid any standing water to prevent mosquitos from
spreading,” Nash said. “Be sure to check flowerpots and other plastic containers for standing
water. Being proactive have major impact on the mosquito population and help the hardworking
people at the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission in their efforts.”

Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on
Thursday, September 14, 2023, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. in the following
locations, weather permitting:

Catherine Ct.
Eagle Ct.
Blue Anchor Rd.
Waltham Run
Arcadian Dr.
Oak St.
Webster Ct.
Walton Ct.
Wimbledon Run
S. Grove St.
Frosty Hollow Ct.

Wildcat Branch Rd.
Twisting Ln.
Meetinghouse Circle
Duchess Rd.
Log Cabin Rd.
Kelly Dr.
Patrick’s Mill Ct.
Wiltons Landing Rd.
Ebbetts Dr.
Ebbetts Ct.
Wrigley Ct.
Fenway Ave.
Baker Ave.
Forbes Dr.
Crosley Dr.
Banor Ave.
4 th Ave.
Harvey Ave.
3 rd Ave.
Siegfried Ave.
Pump Branch Rd.
5 th Ave.
Payson Ave.
Francis Ave.
Bates Mill Rd.
Pennington Ave.
Oak St.
Maple Ave.
Apple St.
S. Atlantic Ave.
S. 2 nd Ave.
Green St.
S. 3 rd St.
Dayton Ave.
Gloucester City
Highland Blvd.
Orlando Ave.
Sylvan Ave.
Rosalind Ave.
Park Ave.
Greenwood Ave.

Sherwood Ave.
Laurel Ave.
Browning Rd.
Edwards Ave.
Clayton Ave.
Mansion Blvd.
W. Somerdale Rd.
Liberty Dr.
Rex Rd.
Poplar Terr.
Sunset Dr.
McMichael Ave.
McMichael Ct.
Garwood Ct.
Hudson Ct.

“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