Mosquito spraying on tap for Gloucester Township overnight

Several streets will be sprayed for mosquitos during the early morning hours of Friday.

A few streets in Gloucester Township will be sprayed for mosquitos early Friday morning. During the summer and fall months the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission schedules spraying on an as-needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts and input from the public.

“Tonight’s forecast is dry and mild, but last night’s rain left plenty of water behind throughout the county,” 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 following streets in Gloucester Township will be sprayed between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m.

  • Davistown Road
  • Fairmount Avenue
  • Dearborne Avenue
  • Frankford Avenue
  • Hillcrest Avenue
  • Drexel Avenue
  • Grand Avenue
  • Cressmont Avenue
  • State Street
  • Lehigh Street
  • Mathews Street
  • Estelle Street
  • Hortman Street
  • High Street

“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 should avoid direct contact if they have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

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