(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Thursday and Friday evening 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.
“As storms and pop-up showers become more frequent in the late months of summer, homeowners must pay especially close attention to where water might gather on their property,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so after any rain you can help keep them from your property by removing any standing water that may be left in places like flower pots 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, August 3rd between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations:
Brookstone Dr, Shenandoah Dr, Cumberland Dr, Gettysburg Dr, Sequoia Ct, Partridge Dr, Flamingo Ct, Brambling Ln, Heron Ct, Willowbrook Way, Sandpiper Dr, Merganser Dr, Turaco Dr, Warbler Dr, Barbet Dr, Irongate Dr, Briarcreek Dr, Wynnewood Dr, Cormorant Dr, Peregrine Dr, Osprey Ln, Sunbird Dr, Kestrel Dr, Oriole Dr, Christopher Rd, Adams Ln, Bryan Dr, Goshawk Ct
Tearose Ln, Pleasant Dr, Astor Dr, Morris Dr, Junewood Dr, Country Club Dr, Country Club Pl, Cranford Rd, Overbrook Dr, Wayne Rd, Bala Rd, Media Rd, Ambler Rd, St Davids Rd, St Martins Rd, Lenape Rd, Merion Rd, Colwick Rd, De von Rd, Haverford Rd, Colmar Rd, Kent Rd, Glenwood Ave, Holly Ave, Ivins Ave, W Grant Ave, State St, Holly St, Barlow Ave, Linderman Ave, Elkins Rd, Sheffield Rd, Belle Arbor Dr, Kingsley Rd, Chapel Ave, King George Rd, Kingston Dr, Bancroft Rd, Salsbury Rd, Hastings Rd, Douglas Dr, Preston Rd, Cornwall Rd, Lee Ann Rd, Bradford Rd, Yorkshire Rd, Cambridge Rd, Brighton Rd, Avon Rd, Chelten Parkway, Drake Rd, Knight Rd, Deland Ave, Daytona Ave, E Tampa Ave, E Miami Ave, E Ormond Ave, Queens Rd, Princess Rd, Edgemoor Rd, Orlando Rd, Deland Ave
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, August 4thbetween the hours of 12am-6am in the following locations:
Eleanor Terr, Morrill Terr, Ashland Ave, Orchard Ln, Ward Terr, Ogden Ave, Railroad Blvd, Hoffman Ave, 1st Ave, 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, 4th Ave, 5th Ave, 6th Ave, 7th Ave, Philmar Ave, Palmwood Ave, Carolina Ave, Hurff Ave, Knollwood Dr, Lafferty Dr, Orchid Ln, Pebble Ln, Meryl ln, Wagon Ln, Forge Ln, Eddy Ln, Darby Ln, Coach Ln, Glen Ln, Woodstock Dr, Glenview Pl, Brookfield Rd, Cedarbrook Rd, Valleybrook Rd, Pinebrook Rd, Downing St, Banner Rd, Marlowe Rd, Sandringham Rd, Henfield Ave, Aplay Dr, Longstone Dr, Balfield Terr, Squire Ln, Gainsboro Rd, Monterey Ave, Nathaniel Ave, Hille Dr, Jefferson Ave, Park Dr, Sheridan Ave, Grant Ave, Edison Ave, Wesley Ave, Cooper Ave, Madison Ave, Harrison Ave, Harding Ave
Broadway, Crescent Ave, Rambler Ave, Orchard Ave, N Read Ave, Evergreen Ave
Atco Ave, Auburn Ave, Bartram Ave, Clifford Ave, Ellwood Ave, 1st St, 2nd St, 3rd St, 4th St, 5th St, 6th St, Raritan Ave, Gennessee Ave, Maple Ave, Richards Ave, Lincoln Ave, Linden Ave, Anthony Rd, Plymouth Dr, Fernwood Ave, Tremont Ave, Atsion Rd, Pinewood Ln, Hillside Dr, Hunt Blvd, Columbia Ave, Longwood Ln, Louden Ln, Forrest Dr, Fox Run Dr, Cannery Row, Ilene Ln, Judith Ln, Jackson Rd, Dayton Ave, Murray Hill Dr, Carolyn Ln, Gardens Ave, Camilla Ave, Church St, Bellevue Ave, Almira Ave, Denver Ave
Old White Horse Pike, Pesteltown Rd, Chew Rd, Condo Ave, Conrad Ave, Arrowhead Dr, Middle Ave, Burnt Mill Rd, Fleming Pike
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.