Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Thursday and Friday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Thursday and Friday mornings 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.

“Yesterday’s storms left behind several inches of rain, and the current forecast shows additional storms and showers are possible over the next 48 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, August 6th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Bellmawr:

  • Thompson Ave
  • Farragut Rd
  • Devenney Dr
  • Morris Ave
  • Salem Ave
  • Mercer Ave
  • Bergen Ave
  • Union Ave
  • Warren Ave
  • Princeton Ave
  • Charles Ave
  • Murray Ave
  • Chester Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Cleveland Ave
  • S Bellmawr Ave
  • Old Kings Hwy
  • Robert’s Ave
  • S Cedar Ave

 

Runnemede:

  • High St
  • Union Ave
  • E 4th Ave
  • E 3rd Ave
  • Gravel Hill Rd
  • Hill Ave
  • Irish Hill Rd
  • S Oakland Ave
  • Charles Ave
  • Elmer Ave
  • Walter Ave
  • Shissler Cir
  • Phillips Ave
  • S Read Ave
  • Fayann Ct
  • S Woodland Ave
  • Orchard Ave
  • N Read Ave
  • Manor Ct
  • N Oakland Ave
  • Bowers Ave
  • Broadway
  • Rambler Ave
  • Crescent Ave
  • Payne Ave and S
  • W 7th Ave
  • W 6th Ave
  • W 5th Ave
  • W 4th Ave

 

Magnolia:

  • Paulson Dr
  • Williams Ave
  • Johnson Pl
  • Fern Ave
  • Johnson Pl
  • Phillips Ave
  • Arnold Pl
  • Rose Pl
  • David Pl

 

Collingswood:

  • Newton Ave
  • Walnut Ave
  • Elm Ave
  • Lynne Ave
  • Laurel Ave
  • Calvert Ave

 

Gloucester City:

  • Park Ave
  • Greenwood Ave
  • Oak Ave
  • Sherwood Ave
  • Greenwood Ave
  • Rosalind Ave
  • Sylvan Ave
  • Orlando Ave

 

Somerdale:

  • E Wood Ave
  • Villa Ave
  • E Earl Ave
  • W Somerdale Rd

 

Stratford:

  • Winding Way Rd
  • Nancy Rd
  • Hillside Rd
  • Longwood Ct and Dr
  • Holly Rd
  • Union Ave
  • S Atlantic Ave
  • S Central Ave
  • N Grand Ave
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Oxford Ave

 

Merchantville/Pennsauken:

  • Howard Ave
  • Iron Rock Ct
  • Gladwyn Ave
  • Marion Ave
  • W Cedar Ave
  • Horner Ave
  • W Walnut Ave
  • Whitman Terr
  • Leslie Ave

 

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will also be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, August 7th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Pennsauken

  • Whitman Terrace
  • N 49th St
  • N 48th St
  • N 47th st
  • N 46th St
  • N 45th St
  • Chestnut Ave

 

Camden

  • Farragut Ave
  • Harrison Ave
  • N 36th St
  • N 35th Street
  • N 34th St
  • N 33rd St
  • N 32nd St

 

Clementon 

  • Park Ave
  • Lake Ave
  • Lee Ave
  • Delaware Ave 
  • Central Ave
  • Niagara Ave
  • Wilson Ave
  • Elton Ave

 

Waterford Township

  • Victoria Ln
  • Middle Ave
  • Arrowhead Dr
  • Conrad Ave
  • Condo Ave
  • Brookfield Ln
  • Chew Road
  • Sylvan Lane
  • Pestleton Rd
  • Hunters Ln
  • De Pasquale Estate Dr
  • Autumn Crest Dr
  • Curry Ave
  • Pilgrim Way
  • Harvest Ln
  • Old White Horse Pike
  • Burnt Mill Rd
  • Walnut 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.