Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Friday

Early Friday 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.

“The rain and storms that we saw last week created substantial opportunities for standing water to develop and accumulate,” said Commissioner 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, June 18 between the hours of 2 a.m.-6 a.m. in the following locations, weather permitting:  

 

Waterford Township

Richards Ave.

Richards Ct.

Ellwood Ave.

6th St.

Atco Ave.

5th St.

4th St.

Auburn Ave.

Bartram Ave.

Clifford Ave.

Denver Ave.

Gennessee Ave.

Raritan Ave.

Green Meadows Dr.

Lincoln Ave.

Linden Ave.

Dana Dr.

Sesame St.

 

Gloucester Township

Cressmont Ave.

Grand Ave.

High St.

S. Black Horse Pike

Drexel Ave.

Matthews Ave.

Hillcrest Ave.

Frankford Ave.

Dearborne Ave.

Fairmount Ave.

Estelle Ave.

State St.

Davistown Rd.

Fairfax Ave.

 

Cherry Hill

Hinchman Ave.

Essex Ave.

Evergreen Ave.

Chapel Ave. W.

Monroe Ave.

State St.

Lincoln Ave.

Union Ave.

Dudley Ave.

Thomas St.

Woodland Ave.

3rd Ave.

Harvard Ave.

Yale Ave.

Princeton Ave.

Linderman Ave.

Petitt Ave.

Victor Ave.

 

Berlin Township

Day Ave.

Oak Ave.

Taunton Ave.

Clover Ave.

Park Ave.

Powell Ave.

Oak Ct.

Oak Ln.

Fairview Ave.

N. Walnut Circle

S. Walnut Circle

Maple Dr.

S. Rose Ln.

Andes Trail

Hillside Ln.

Astor Ave.

N. Rose Ln.

Holly Dr.

Fern Circle

Taunton Run Village

Harker Ave.

 

Clementon

Carver Ave.

Wade Ave.

1st Ave.

Scott Ave.

Columbia Ave.

2nd Ave.

Lake Blvd.

Hill Ave.

 

Lindenwold

E. Linden Ave.

N. Irving St.

E. Maple Ave.

N. Emerson Ave.

E. Elm Ave.

Derby Ave.

Ashton Ave.

Bangor Ave.

Ashbourne Ave.

Birmingham Ave./Charles DePalma Complex

 

Voorhees

Sandpiper Dr.

Barbet Dr.

Warbler Dr.

Uraco Dr.

Brambling Ln.

Flamingo Ct.

Partridge Dr.

Heron Ct.

Bittern Ct.

Willowbrook Way

Jacamar Dr.

Merganser Dr.

Turaco Dr.

Tulance Ave.

Penn Rd.

6th Ave.

Lippard Ave.

9th Ave.

Fern Ct.

Arbor Ct.

Woodland Ct.

Juschase Ct.

 

Winslow Township

S. Atlantic Ave.

S. 2nd Ave.

Dayton Ave.

Green St.

S. 3rd St.

N. 3rd St.

Pennington Ave.

Bates Mill Rd.

Davis Ave.

S. Grove St.

Blue Anchor Rd.

Arcadian Dr.

N. Grove St.

Russell Ave.

Matro Ave.

Oak Leaf Rd.

Steelton Rd.

1st Ave.

N. Central Ave.

Aberdeen Dr.

W. Annapolis Dr.

Dori Ct.

Chevy Chase Rd.

Tarlton Dr.

W. Gate Dr.

E. Gate Dr.

York Ct.

Glen Burnie Dr.

Glen Burnie Ct.

Lexington Park Rd.

Annapolis Dr.

Wye Mill Dr.

Easton Dr.

Piney Point Pl.

Perryville Rd.

Perryville Ct.

Chestertown Rd.

Oxford Ct.

Cooper Skill Dr.

“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.