Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Wednesday

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(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Wednesday 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.

“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,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “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 Wednesday, Sept. 2, between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

 

Haddon Township

  • Grandview Ave
  • Pershing Ave
  • Bernwick Ave
  • Blenheim Ave
  • Bellevue Ave
  • Howell Ave
  • Marlborough Ave
  • Ohio Ave
  • New York Ave
  • New Jersey Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • Golden Alley
  • Grant Ave
  • Marshall Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Wilson Ave

Brooklawn 

  • Noreg Pl
  • Maude Ave
  • Nasen Ave
  • Delaware St
  • Community Rd
  • Hannevig Ave
  • Bergen St
  • Haakon Rd
  • Christiana St
  • Tommy MacAdams Way
  • Old Broadway Way
  • Wilson Ave
  • Railroad Ln
  • 2nd Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • 6th st
  • Lake Dr
  • Browning Ln
  • Center St

Gloucester City

  • Lambert Ave
  • Gold Dr
  • Clover Ave
  • Edwards Dr
  • Gaskill Ave
  • Northmont Ave
  • East Ave
  • Miller Ave
  • Weston Ave
  • Park Cir
  • Green ave
  • Palm Ave

Collingswood

 

  • Merion Terrace
  • W Narbeth Terrace
  • W Wayne Terrace 
  • W Franklin Ave
  • Browning Rd
  • Haddon Ave
  • Atlantic Ave

Oaklyn 

  • Evergreen Ave
  • Front St
  • Elm Ave
  • Woodlynne Ave
  • Linden Ave

Pennsauken 

  • Rosemont Ave
  • Lee Ave
  • Harris Ave
  • Earle St
  • Waldorf Ave
  • Willgoos Ave 

Merchantville 

  • Russell Ave
  • Clayton Ave
  • Penn St
  • Shovel Ave
  • Penn St
  • Magnolia Ave
  • Wisteria Ave

Cherry Hill

  • Kresson Rd
  • Plymouth Rock Dr
  • Mayflower Ln
  • Starling Ln
  • Bunker Hill Dr
  • Heron Rd
  • Edgewood Dr
  • Willdale Dr
  • Crane Dr
  • Heartwood Dr
  • Independence Ln
  • Blue Jay Ln
  • Peacock Dr
  • Bobwhite Dr
  • Seagull Ln
  • Eagle Ln
  • Liberty Bell Dr
  • Dove Ln
  • Fort Duquesne Dr
  • Crown Point Ln
  • Lark Ln
  • Point Dr
  • Warble L
  • Cooper Landing Rd
  • Connecticut Ave
  • Massachusetts Ave
  • Rhode Island Ave
  • New Hampshire Ave
  • Vermont Ave
  • Maine Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • New York Ave
  • Virginia Ave
  • Georgia Ave
  • Township Ln
  • McGill Ave
  • W Miami Ave
  • Ridge Rd
  • Valley Run Dr
  • Columbia Blvd
  • Roosevelt Dr
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Wilson Rd
  • Lake Dr
  • Tyler Ave
  • Kennebec Rd
  • Sliver Hill Rd
  • Christian Ln
  • Liberty Ln
  • Coolidge Rd
  • Marshall Ave
  • Landover Ln
  • Liberty ln
  • Ivy Ln
  • Jackson Rd

Berlin Twp.

  • Stratford Ave
  • Prospect Ave
  • Fairview Ave
  • Oak Ave
  • Oak Ln
  • Oak Ct
  • Taunton Ave
  • Day Ave
  • Park Ave
  • Rose Ln
  • Holly Dr
  • Hillside Ln
  • Andes Trail
  • Astor Ave
  • Harker AVe
  • Maple Dr
  • Walnut Circle 
  • Powell 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.