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Mosquito Spraying Sept. 1:

In Cherry Hill, Stratford, Pennsauken, Gloucester City, Collingswood, Runnemede

6a00d8341bf7d953ef014e88c1c112970d-800wi(August 31, 2016) - The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Spraying is scheduled on an as needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.

“It is important that you regularly check your yard for the presence of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The commission will conduct spraying on September 1 from 12 to 6 a.m. in the following locations: 

Cherry Hill

  • McGill Ave
  • W Miami Ave
  • New York Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • Edison Ave
  • Virginia Ave
  • Connecticut Ave
  • Massachusetts Ave
  • Rhode Island Ave
  • New Hampshire Ave
  • Vermont Ave
  • Maine Ave
  • Ridge Rd
  • Valley Run Dr
  • Ormond Ave
  • Lamp Post Ln
  • Locust Grove Dr
  • Roanoke Rd
  • Waverly Rd
  • Old Orchard Rd
  • Cobblestone Rd
  • Regent Rd
  • Wheelwright Ln
  • Rabbit Run Rd
  • Elbow Ln
  • Papermill Rd
  • Black Latch Ln
  • Sandringham Rd
  • Squire Ln
  • Brick Rd
  • Garrisboro Rd
  • Hille Dr
  • Monterey Ave
  • Stoney Brook Ln
  • Knollwood Dr
  • Coach Ln
  • Darby Ln
  • Eddy Ln
  • Forge Ln
  • Lafferty Dr
  • Bellows Ln
  • Chapel Ave
  • Wagon Ln
  • Orchid Ln
  • Pebble Ln
  • Meryl Ln
  • Belle Arbor Dr
  • Cambridge Rd
  • Edgemoor Rd
  • Avon Rd
  • Chelten Pkwy
  • Drake Rd
  • Knight Rd
  • Deland Ave
  • Daytona Ave
  • E Tampa Ave
  • E Miami Ave
  • Princess Rd
  • Abington Rd
  • Kingston Dr

Stratford

  • Longwood Dr
  • Winding Way Rd
  • Timber Creek Rd
  • Green Tree Rd
  • Meadowlark Rd
  • Evergreen Rd

Pennsauken

  • Zimmerman Ave
  • Bernard Ave
  • Stow Rd
  • River Rd
  • Bridgeview Ave
  • Union Ave
  • June Rd
  • Adams Ave
  • Morgan Ave
  •  Curtis Ave
  • Velde Ave
  • Engard Ave
  • Bannard Ave

Gloucester City

  • Powell St
  • Broadway
  • George St
  • St Johns St
  • Hudson St
  • Bergen St
  • Monmouth St
  • Somerset St
  • Washington Ave
  • Brown St
  • S Railroad Ave
  • Katherine St
  • Johnson Blvd
  • Francis St
  • Mary St
  • Ridgeway St
  • Sparks Ave
  • Barnsby Ave
  • Hickman Ave
  • Amon Ave
  • Baynes Ave

Collingswood

  • Park Ave
  • W Browning Rd
  • W Collings Ave
  • W Franklin Ave
  • Virginia Ave
  • Grant Ave
  • Atlantic Ave
  • Stokes Ave
  • Lakeview Dr
  • Linwood Ave
  • Lees Ln
  • Belmont Ave
  • Dill Ave

Runnemede

  • E 3rd Ave
  • E 2nd Ave
  • E 1st Ave
  • Central Ave
  • Payne Ave
  • Crescent Ave
  • Rambler Ave
  • Orchard Ave
  • N Reed Ave
  • Smith Ln
  • Iva Ct
  • Broadway

“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.

“Although there have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika Virus from mosquitoes reported in New Jersey at this time, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health to actively monitor the situation,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

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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