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.

“Today’s forecast shows a mix of extremely hot and humid weather with the possibility of isolated storms and showers throughout the afternoon and evening,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Humid conditions are favorable to mosquito activity, and 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.”

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

Audubon Park:

  • Raven Place
  • Wren Rd
  • Rd C
  • Kennedy Dr
  • A Rd
  • Pelican Dr
  • Peacock Rd
  • Farm Lane
  • Oriole St
  • Nightingale Rd
  • Lark Lane
  • Mockingbird Lane
  • Jackdaw Dr
  • Kingfisher Pl
  • Ibis Dr
  • Hummingbird Rd
  • Goldfinch Rd
  • Flamingo Pl
  • Eagle Rd
  • Dove Terr
  • Cardinal Ct
  • Bobolink Rd
  • Albatross Rd

Gloucester City:

  • Division St
  • Cherry St
  • Jersey Ave
  • 8th St
  • 7th St
  • 6th St
  • Paul St
  • Chambers Ave
  • Middlesex St
  • N Brown St
  • Hudson St
  • E Railroad St
  • S Burlington St
  • N Sussex St
  • Hudson St
  • Bergen St
  • Monmouth St
  • Somerset St
  • Station Ave
  • Park Ave
  • Market St
  • Klemm Ave
  • Miller Ave
  • Weston Ave
  • Palm Ave
  • Gaskill Ave
  • Lambert Ave
  • Edward Dr
  • Goldy Dr
  • Clover Ave
  • Park Cir
  • Northmont Ave

Brooklawn:

  • New Broadway
  • Pershing Rd
  • Chestnut St
  • New Jersey Rd
  • Pennsylvania Rd
  • Paris Ave
  • Marne Rd
  • Timber Blvd
  • Town Center

Stratford:

  • W Atlantic Ave
  • W Union Ave
  • Swarthmore  Ave
  • Rutgers Pl
  • W Harvard Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave

Clementon:

  • Erial Rd
  • Davis Ave
  • W Evanson Ave
  • Cherry Lane
  • Spruce Lane
  • Walnut Lane
  • Chestnut Lane
  • Tomlinson Ave
  • Silver Lake Dr
  • California Ave
  • Gibbsboro Rd
  • Ohio Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave

Waterford:

  • Jackson Rd
  • Anthony Rd
  • Linden Rd
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Ashland Ave
  • Lexington Dr
  • Plymouth Dr
  • Willow Way
  • Fernwood Ave
  • Lorkim Lane

Berlin:

  • W Katherine Ave
  • Mt Vernon Ave
  • Grove Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Franklin Ave
  • Potter Ave
  • Blaine Ave
  • Harrison Ave
  • Morton Ave
  • Cleveland Ave
  • Thurman Ave

Cherry Hill:

  • Covered Bridge Rd
  • Shelly Lane
  • St John’s Dr
  • Burning Tree Rd
  • Black Baron Dr
  • Tarrington Rd

Gloucester Township:

  • Tarlton Dr
  • W Gate Dr
  • E Gate Dr
  • Cooper Skill Dr
  • York Ct
  • Dittess Lane
  • Prospect Ave
  • Cart Lane
  • Parsons St
  • Prospect Ct
  • Jerry’s Ct
  • Damon Dr
  • Ashland Ave
  • Yorkshire Rd
  • Edinshire Rd
  • Brookshire Rd
  • Hampshire Rd
  • Jarvis Rd
  • Wiltshire Rd
  • Berkshire Rd
  • Vance Ave
  • Cliff Ct
  • Whalen Ave
  • Sinatra Dr
  • Brookstone Dr
  • Marble Ct
  • Mullen Dr
  • Blue Stone Circle
  • Slate Ct
  • Drexel Ave
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Frankford Ave
  • Dearborne Ave
  • Fairmount Ave
  • Davistown Rd
  • Lehigh Ave
  • Mathews St
  • Estelle St
  • Hortman St
  • High St

“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.