More Gloucester Township streets to be sprayed for mosquitos Friday

Mosquito spraying will be conducted in the early morning hours from 2 to 6 a.m.

Another round of mosquito spraying is on tap for Gloucester Township early Friday morning. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of the Camden County Mosquito Commission’s surveillance efforts.

“The current forecast calls for scattered storms this evening and over the next several nights, in addition to high levels of heat and humidity that are conducive to 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.”

Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting spraying operations between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. in the following locations, weather permitting:

  • S Black Horse Pike
  • Woodland Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Amber Court
  • Central Avenue
  • Linden Street
  • Lakeview Avenue
  • Melrose Avenue
  • Oakwood Avenue
  • Elmwood Avenue
  • Lower Lake Drive
  • Berkshire Road
  • Wiltshire Road
  • Ashland Avenue
  • Damon Court
  • Fir Circle
  • Carr Lane
  • Parsons Court
  • Jerry’s Court
  • Prospect Court
  • Yorkshire Road
  • Brookshire Road
  • Edinshire Road
  • Hampshire Road
  • Winfield Road
  • Willow Court
  • Britt Lea Drive
  • Garwood Road
  • Woodshire Drive
  • Crestview Avenue
  • Walling Avenue
  • 6th Avenue

“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 residents who have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants should avoid direct contact.

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.