Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Tuesday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Tuesday 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.

“Hot, humid days like we continue to see today are very favorable to increased mosquito activity,” 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 Tuesday, July 28th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Pine Hill:

  • Erial Rd
  • 3rd Ave
  • E 4th Ave
  • E 5th Ave
  • E 6th Ave
  • E 7th Ave
  • E 8th Ave
  • E 9th Ave
  • E 10th Ave
  • E 11th Ave
  • E 12th Ave
  • Kayser Ave
  • Daniels Ave
  • Wright Ave
  • W Clearview Ave
  • W Woodburn Ave
  • W Cloverdale Ave

 

Clementon:

  • Cedar Lane
  • Princeton Rd
  • Elm Ave
  • Adams Alley
  • Wauseon Ave
  • Birch Rd
  • Laurel Rd
  • Holly Rd
  • Indian Spring Rd

 

Winslow Township:

  • Allegria at the Fountains
  • Woodstream Dr and Ct
  • Hunters Ct
  • Woodvale Dr and Ct
  • Ascot Ct
  • Horseshoe Ct
  • Brookview Dr and Ct
  • Oxford Ct
  • Bayberry Ct
  • Windingbrook Dr and Ct
  • Tallwood Ct
  • Kali Rd
  • Annie way
  • Pondview Pl and Ct
  • Park Side Dr
  • Oak Leaf Rd
  • 1st Ave
  • Matro Ave
  • N Grove St

 

Gloucester Township:

  • Roosevelt Dr
  • Adams Dr
  • Merrimac Ct
  • Monroe Dr
  • Princeton Dr
  • Jefferson Dr
  • Pine Bluff Ct
  • Jefferson Dr
  • Shiloh Rd
  • Madison Dr
  • Hamilton Dr
  • Colonial Ct
  • Valley Forge Pl
  • W and E Kennedy Dr
  • Cedar Creek Dr
  • Bull Run Rd
  • Stonybridge Dr
  • Grant Ct and Dr
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Washington Dr
  • Sumter Ct
  • Appomattox Dr
  • Hartford Rd
  • Ticonderoga Rd
  • Spring Hill Dr
  • Constitution Rd
  • Stone River Rd
  • Antietam Dr
  • N Fork Rd
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Bianchini Way
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Vicksburg Rd
  • Fredricksburg Pl
  • Manassas Pl

 

“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.