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.

“Even with mostly dry weather over the past several days, standing water can still build in areas that have not been properly drained or examined,” 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 Wednesday, June 17th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: 

Audubon:

  • Washington Terrace
  • Hampshire Ave
  • County Rd 551 Spur
  • Walnut St
  • Edgewood Ave
  • Y.A.L.E. School Audubon Campus Dr
  • S White Horse Pike
  • E Merchant St
  • S Lecato Ave
  • E Graisbury Ave
  • S Logan Ave
  • E Pine St
  • Lafayette Rd
  • Amherst Rd

Camden:

  • Tulip St
  • S 7th St
  • Woodland Ave
  • S 8th St
  • S 9th St
  • Sylvan St
  • Fairview St

Haddon Heights:

  • S Park Ave
  • Hillside Ave
  • Dallas Ave
  • Sylvan Dr
  • 13th Ave
  • Keswick Ave
  • Thornolden Ave
  • Glover Ave
  • N Park Ave
  • Fulling Mill Ln
  • Station Ave

Pennsauken:

  • Stow Rd
  • Bannard Ave
  • Bridgeview Ave
  • River Rd
  • Barrows Ave
  • John Tipton Blvd
  • Lennox Rd
  • Adams Ave
  • Engard Ave
  • Zimmerman Ave
  • Velde Ave
  • Curtis Ave
  • Morgan Ave
  • Westfield Ave
  • Cove Rd
  • Gross Ave
  • Pleasant Ave
  • Horner Ave
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Hollinshed Ave
  • Amon Ave
  • High St
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Scovel Ave
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • Witherspoon Ave
  • Garden Ave
  • Henwood Ave
  • Royal Ave
  • Beacon Ave
  • Garfield Ave
  • Plymouth Ave
  • Homestead Ave
  • Sinkinson Ave
  • Browning Rd
  • Grant Ave
  • Collins Ave
  • Harvey Ave
  • Bethel Ave
  • Rogers Ave
  • Cove Rd
  • Norwood Ave
  • Irving Ave
  • Haddonfield Rd
  • Morton Ave
  • Bailey Ave
  • Colonial Ave

Pine Hill:

  • Woodland Dr
  • Cross Rd
  • W Branch Ave
  • Wilson Rd
  • Chateau Dr
  • Normandy Dr

Somerdale:

  • E Wood Ave
  • E Preston Ave
  • S Warwick Rd
  • Villa Ave E
  • E Earl Ave
  • W Atlantic Ave
  • E Atlantic 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.