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Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Tuesday

Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township to be sprayed for mosquitos tomorrow morning

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.

“Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to deliver heavy rain and storms throughout the day Tuesday,” 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, August 4th between the hours of 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations, weather permitting:

Gloucester Township 

  • Lincoln Ave
  • Vicksburg Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Spring Hill Dr
  • N Fork Rd
  • Stone River Rd
  • Antietam Dr
  • Constitution Rd
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Bianchini Way
  • Chews landing Rd
  • Taylor Ave
  • King St
  • Saint James Ct
  • Bethany Lane
  • Gravers Lane
  • Timber Creek Park
  • Crestwood Ave
  • Oak St
  • Shadow Stone Dr
  • Black Horse Pike
  • Kelly Driver Rd
  • Laurel Wood Ct
  • Downs Ave
  • Ellis Ave
  • Florence Ave
  • Maurer Ave
  • Victor Ave
  • Cameron Circle
  • Emlyn Ct
  • Farnham Ct
  • Northgate Dr
  • Sylvan Court
  • Rosewood Ct
  • St David Ct
  • Ashby Ct
  • Rosewood Ct
  • Meadowyck Dr
  • Turnersville Rd
  • Windsor Dr
  • Sturbridge Dr
  • Tiffany Place
  • Bromley Dr
  • Torrington Dr
  • Peachtree Lane
  • Carrie Pl
  • Lexington Way
  • Jarvis Rd
  • Dresden Ct
  • Erial Clementon Rd

Cherry Hill  

  • Old Cuthbert Road
  • Larwin Rd
  • Green Tree
  • Deer Rd
  • Park Rd
  • Chapel Ave
  • Imperial Dr
  • Winding Dr
  • Barbara Dr.
  • Box Hill Dr
  • Mews CT
  • Lane of Trees
  • E Riding Dr.
  • Millhouse Lane
  • N Riding Drive
  • NE Gate
  • Leith Hill Dr
  • Ann Dr
  • Cotswold Ln
  • Sherry Way
  • Holly Glen Dr
  • Pams Path
  • White Oak Ct
  • Charleston Rd
  • Willow Way
  • Tarrington Rd
  • Covered Bridge Rd
  • Black Barron Rd

“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 percent 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.

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