Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Friday

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Friday, Oct. 9,  between the hours of 2 to 6 a.m.

Early Friday morning, the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Gloucester Township. 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.

“The current forecast shows a low chance of precipitation for the next several nights before the remnants of Hurricane Delta deliver showers to our region on Sunday,” 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 Friday, Oct. 9,  between the hours of 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations, weather permitting:

Pennsauken 

  • Union Ave
  • Wolf Ave
  • Manall Ave
  • Rockafellow Ave
  • Finlaw Ave
  • Foehl Ave
  • Davies Ave
  • Cooper Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Collins Ave
  • Corbett Rd
  • Irving Ave
  • Rodgers Ave
  • Githens Ave
  • Cedar Ave
  • Walnut Ave
  • Sherman Ave
  • Bethel Ave
  • Harvey Ave

Gloucester Township

  • Drexel Ave
  • Grand Ave
  • Cressmont Ave
  • High St
  • Estelle Ave
  • Lehigh Ave
  • State St
  • Indiana Ave
  • Carol Ave
  • Trinity Ave
  • Cornel Ave
  • Jerome Ave
  • Cecelia Dr
  • New Jersey Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • Ohio Ave
  • Indina Ave
  • Cloverdale Rd
  • Digby Dr
  • Adrienne Ave
  • Lake Ave

Cherry Hill 

  • Katherine Ave
  • Poplar Terrace
  • Oak Ave
  • Marshall Ave
  • Coolidge Rd
  • Washington Ave
  • Sliver Hill Rd
  • Lake Dr
  • Kennebec Rd
  • Columbia Blvd
  • Christian Ln
  • Liberty Ln
  • Ivy Ln
  • Landover Ln
  • Lade Ln
  • Roosevelt Dr
  • Wilson Rd
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Jackson Rd
  • Cleveland Ave
  • Tyler Ave
  • Plum Ct
  • Kings Croft Dr
  • Crooked Lane
  • Olde Springs Lane
  • Hillcroft Ln
  • Dean Ln
  • Gregory Ct
  • Brook dale Dr
  • Old Salem Rd
  • Stagecoach Rd
  • Kings Hwy

“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.