(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning, the Mosquito Control Commission will be at community spraying and control sites in Camden County. Summer weather has created ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.
Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, spoke about being aware of standing water.
“With the recent much-needed rains, it’s important for homeowners to check their yards and remove any standing water to eliminate the mosquito threat,” Nash said. “Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them off your property by removing water from places like flower pots and containers. This helps reduce the number of pests in your neighbors and helps the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will conduct ULV spraying operations on Friday, September 23rd from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. at the following locations:
Normans Ford Dr.
English Ivy Dr.
Harmony Circles Rd.
Hawk Hollow Dr.
Mallards Crest Ct.
Box Turtle Ln.
Beaver Dam Dr.
Meeting House Cir.
Painted Turtle Ln.
- Venetia Ave.
- Blenheim Ave.
- Cuthbert Blvd.
- Evesham Rd.
Holly Oak Dr.
- Red Oak Dr.
Pine cone Dr.
- Taunton Ave.
- Rose Ln.
- Rose Ln.
- Walnut circle
- Walnut circle
Cedar Creek Dr.
Bull Run Rd.
Stoney Bridge Rd.
- Kennedy Dr.
- Kennedy Dr.
Valley Forge Pl.
Forest Hill Dr.
Kings Point Rd.
- Cliff Dr.
Birchwood Park Dr. N.
- Green Acre Dr.
“The commission is working with Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to test their samples for the presence of West Nile Virus and other infectious diseases,” Nash said. “If the pool tests positive, the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. Spraying is carried out when mosquitoes are most active.”
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 for any structures that have been holding water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) must be in standing water to develop into adult mosquitoes.
- Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be inspected and free of mosquitoes. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes for a few days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectants. Pool covers can trap rainwater and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Add some chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
- Protect screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
- Personal protection is strongly recommended if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active, usually at dawn and dusk. Insect repellents containing 10-35% DEET are very effective, but be sure to follow label directions and take extra precautions around children and infants.
The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking your yard for mosquito breeding containers. Below is a list of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
- Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Turn the containers you want to store upside down or put holes in the bottom so that all the water drains out.
- Every week, lift the flower pots and drain the water from the bottom of the pot.
- Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
- Change the water in birdbaths, fountains, and animal tanks weekly.
- Screen ventilators to septic and other water tanks.
- Store large boats to dry and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so that water does not collect on top of the tarp.
- Do not throw leaves or grass clippings into catch basins or streams.
- Do not allow water to collect on hanging tarps or awnings.
- Do not allow trash can lids to fill with water.
- Check for low reaches 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.