Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County on Friday

(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:

Winslow

Yaz Dr.

Ashley Ln.

Prentiss Ln.

Winfield Dr.

Whiting St.

Rawlins St.

Halleck St.

Pendelton Dr.

Washburne Ave.

Breckenridge Dr.

Willard Way

Normans Ford Dr.

English Ivy Dr.

Blackboard Ln.

Harmony Circles Rd.

Quiet Rd.

Peaceful Ct.

Serene Ln.

Hawk Hollow Dr.

Mallards Crest Ct.

Box Turtle Ln.

Beaver Dam Dr.

Scholarship Ct.

Quiet Crescent

Scattergood Ct.

Friendship Ct.

Meeting House Cir.

Painted Turtle Ln.

Vineyard Rd.

Aqua Ln.

Beach Dr.

Lake Dr.

Ebbetts Dr.

Fenway Ave.

Forbes Dr.

Baker Ave.

Crosley Dr.

Coastline Dr.

Ebbetts Ct.

Wrigley Ct.

Gloucester Twp.

Hampshire Rd.

Willshire Rd.

Jerrys Ct.

Yorkshire Rd.

Brookshire Rd.

Ashland Ave.

Dr. Damon

Fir Ct.

Ash Ct.

Edinshire Rd.

Marino Ave.

Geneva Ave.

Almonesson Rd.

Crestview Ave.

Taranto Ave.

  1. Venetia Ave.
  2. Blenheim Ave.

Albert Rd.

Albert Ct.

Randy Rd.

George Ln.

Trudy Ln.

Dr. Furman

Stephan Dr.

Lillian Pl.

Beryl Ln.

Sherwood Terr.

Beryl Ct.

Haddon Twp.

Merrick Ave.

Belmont Ave.

Linwood Ave.

Stokes Ave.

Park Ave.

Conard Ave.

  1. Cuthbert Blvd.

Voorhees

  1. Evesham Rd.

Holly Oak Dr.

  1. Red Oak Dr.

Fir Ln.

Pine cone Dr.

Evergreen Dr.

Cooper Rd.

Connelly Park

Ridgeview Ct.

Centennial Blvd.

Main st.

Berlin

Imperia Ct.

Cooper Rd.

Gainsborough Dr.

Ravenna Dr.

Remington Dr.

Pollock Ct.

Sevilla Ct.

Montebello Dr.

Simsbury Dr.

Pennington Dr.

Knottingham Dr.

Fawnwood Dr.

Danforth Dr.

  1. Taunton Ave.

Centurian Dr.

Peppermill Rd.

Accord Rd.

Oak Ln.

Oak Ct.

Powell Ave.

Day Ave.

Clover Ave.

Park Ave.

Hillside Ln.

Andes Trail

  1. Rose Ln.
  2. Rose Ln.

Fern Circle

Astor Ave.

Holly Dr.

  1. Walnut circle

Maple Dr.

Cherry Rd.

  1. Walnut circle

Sham Terr.

Clementon

Cedar Creek Dr.

Bull Run Rd.

Stoney Bridge Rd.

Grant Ct.

Grant Dr.

Lincoln Dr.

  1. Kennedy Dr.

Jefferson Dr.

Madison Dr.

Hamilton Dr.

  1. Kennedy Dr.

Concord Pl.

Colonial Ct.

Valley Forge Pl.

Cherry Hill

Strathmore Dr.

Hilltop Dr.

Lucille Ln.

Anders Dr.

Forest Hill Dr.

Roberts Dr.

Lisa Ln.

Kings Point Rd.

  1. Cliff Dr.

Hilltop Ct.

Birchwood Park Dr. N.

Birchwood Ct.

Tracey Terr.

Darien Dr.

Huntington Dr.

Brookville Dr.

Westbury Dr.

  1. Green Acre Dr.

Morningside Dr.

Royce Ct.

“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 skeeters@camdencounty.com.

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