Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Thursday

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Thursday, July 15th   between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. 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.

Early Thursday 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.

“Any amount of rain can leave behind pools of standing water if you’re property is not prepared,” 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 Thursday, July 15th   between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. in the following locations, weather permitting:  

 

Waterford

Raritan Ave

Daytona Ave

Carnilla Ave

Church St

Bellevue Ave

Gardens Ave

Almira Ave

Atco Ave

2nd St

3rd St

4th St

Carolyn Ln

Murray hill Dr

 

Gloucester Twp

Lakeview Dr

W Oak

Birch Ct

E Oak

Village of Pine Run

Linden Ct

Pine Ct

Honey Locust Ct

Meadow Run Dr

Crabapple Ct

W Lauren Woods

Summit Ave

Garden Ave

Batten Ave

Stewart Ave

E Atlantic Ave

W Landing rd

E Brewers Ave

Brown Ave

Erial Rd

Windmill Dr

Briar Ln

Primicse Ln

Doe Dr

Deer Park Circle

Fawn Ct

 

Cherry Hill

Howard Rd

Greenvale Rd

Holden Rd

Hart Rd

Tan Dr

Cariton Rd

Clark Rd

Wade Dr

Park Rd

Frontage Rd

Fawn Dr

Doe Ln

Deer Rd

Chapel Ave

Woodbury Ct

Woodbury Dr

W High Ridge Rd

W Brook Dr

Greentree way

Lakeview Dr

Greene Ln

 

Clementon

Old Forge Rd

Millbridge Rd

Mystic Rd

Charter Oak Rd

Spinning Wheel Ln

Conestoga Rd

Mallard Ct

Candlestick Rd

Millgate Rd

Millhouse Ct

Millhaven Ct

Millbrook Ct

Millbridge Rd

 

Camden

Farnham park

Glenn drive

Forest drive

Von Neida Park

Hayes Ave

Reeves Ave

N 30th St

Lois Ave

River Rd

 

Haddon Heights

McLaughlin-Norcross Memorial Dell

Glover Ave

Filling Mill Ln

S Park Ave

13th Ave

 

Runnemede

W 3rd Ave

Ellen Ln

Glover Dr

Dettmar Terrace

Williams Ave

Williams Terrace

Andrea Rd

Singley Ave

Burt Rd

Engle Pl

Hirsch Ave

Maple St

Garden Terrace

Chestnut St

 

Magnolia 

Atlantic Ave NW

Walnut Ave N

Brooke Ave

Highland Ave

Crestview Ave

Albertsons Ave N

Sherwood Ave

Grant Ave

Otter Branch Dr

 

Somerdale

Franklin Cir

Tyler’s Ct

Stevens Ct

Cooper Towne Blvd

 

Haddonfield

Sylvan lake Ave

Kings Ln

Evergreen Ln

Glover Ave

Grove St

Thomas Evan’s Alley

 

Haddon Township

Crystal Lake Ave

Elm Ave

Locust Ave

Walton Ave

Highland Ave

Linwood Ave

Stokes Ave

Conard Ave

Ogden Ave

Belmont Ave

Merrick Ave

 

Collingswood 

Center Ave

Lincoln Ave

Frazer Ave

New Jersey Ave

Conger Ave

Cedar Ave

Lincoln Ave

Woodlawn Ave

Knight Park

 

Oaklyn 

Congress Ave

Manor Ave

W Park Ave

W Holly Ave

Cedar Ave

Evergreen Ave

Front St

Woodlynne Ave

Elm Ave

Linden Ave

Cooper Ave

 

“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 can 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.