Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Monday

Gloucester Township and Berlin see mosquito sprayings on Monday.

Early Monday 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.

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“Summer storms can deliver large amounts of rain in very short periods of time,” 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 Monday, August 16th   between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting:  

 

Somerdale

Lynnwood Ln.

Prospect Pl.

Downing Rd.

Hollyoke Rd.

Sherbrook Way

Prospect Ln.

Sherbrook Pl.

Downing Cir.

Downing Pl.

Orono Pl.

Upton Way

Wessex Ln.

Cotswold Rd.

Wyngate Rd.

Wyngate Pl.

Dorset Pl.

Dorset Ct.

McKinley Ave.

Wilson Ave.

High St.

Uptwyn Ct.

Orchard Ave.

Fenwick Ln.

Harford Rd.

Harford Pl.

Roberts Dr.

Hampton Ln.

Bee Ln.

Roberts Ln.

Roberts Ct.

Chatham Rd.

Southwick Cir.

Southwick Rd.

Burleigh Dr.

Eden Ln.

Bentley Ln.

Bentley Ct.

Hinton Way

Hinton Pl.

 

Gloucester Township

Valleybrook Ct.

Sawgrass Ct.

Doral Dr.

Masters Dr.

Pebble Ln.

Golfview Dr.

Aberdeen Ln.

Wimbledon Way

Fairway Dr.

Augusta Ln.

Bayhill Ct.

LaCosta D.

Greens Way

Muirfield Ct.

Cypress Point Ct.

12th Ave.

11th Ave.

10th Ave.

9th Ave.

8th Ave.

7th Ave.

6th Ave.

5th Ave.

4th Ave.

3rd Ave.

2nd Ave.

1st Ave.

Floodgate Rd.

San Pedro Dr.

Wilson St.

Evelyn Ave.

Central Ave.

June Dr.

Marion Ln.

Keller Rd.

Saint Mark Dr.

San Jose Dr.

  1. Otter Branch Dr.
  2. Otter Branch Dr.

Bye Rd.

 

Berlin

Washington Ave.

Oak Ave.

McClellan Ave.

Summer Ave.

Birch Ave.

  1. Atlantic Ave.

Broadview Ave.

Cushman Ave.

Jackson Rd.

Hamilton Ave.

Jefferson Ave.

  1. Broad St.

Haines Ave.

Thackara Ave.

Moss Ave.

  1. Broad Ave.

Estaugh Ave.

  1. Taunton Ave.
  2. Par Dr.

Rich Ave.

  1. Taunton Ave.

Sumner Ave.

Hardie Ave.

Central Ave.

Harker Ave.

Smithfield Ave.

Garwood Ave.

Cherry Hill

Knollwood Dr.

Darby Ln.

Eddy Ln.

Forge Ln.

Glen Ln.

Chapel Ave.

Meryl Ln.

Bellows Ln.

Orchid Ln.

Pebble Ln.

Lafferty Dr.

Knoll Ln.

Jade Ln.

Lantern Ln.

Wagon Ln.

Coach Ln.

 

“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.

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