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Imgres-1(August 30, 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 August 31 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations:

Mt. Ephraim

  • Mt. Ephraim Ave
  • Gloucester Ave
  • Warrington Ave
  • Bell Rd
  • Davis Ave
  • Garfield Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Liberty Ave
  • James St
  • White Ave
  • Glover Ave
  • Lake Front St
  • Idora Ave
  • Lake St
  • Lewis St
  • Charles St
  • Reading Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • Delaware Ave
  • Pennsylvania Ave
  • 2nd Ave
  • New Jersey Ave

Haddon Township

  • Stratford Ave
  • Akron Ave
  • Geneva Ave
  • Saginaw Ave
  • Vesper Ave
  • Oneida Ave
  • Cooper St
  • Utica Ave
  • Elgin Ave
  • Cambridge Ave
  • Melrose Ave
  • Center St

Gloucester Township

  • Madison Dr
  • Jefferson Dr
  • Hamilton Dr
  • W Kennedy Dr
  • Cedar Creek Dr
  • Bull Run Rd
  • Stonybridge Dr
  • E Kennedy Dr
  • Grant Dr
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Vicksburg Rd
  • Roanoke Rd
  • N Fork Rd
  • Spring Hill Dr
  • Stone River Rd
  • Constitution Rd
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Ticonderoga Rd
  • Hartford Rd
  • Appomattox Dr
  • Washington Dr

Berlin Township

  • Wright Ave
  • Harker Ave
  • Atlantic Ave
  • Haines Ave
  • Smithfield Ave
  • Garwood Ave
  • E Broad St
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Taunton Ave
  • Oak Ave
  • Beech Ave
  • Katherine Ave
  • Grove Ave
  • Franklin Ave
  • Washington Ave
  • Lincoln Ave
  • Mt. Vernon Ave
  • Veterans Ave
  • Boyer Ave
  • McClellan Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • 2nd Ave
  • 1st Ave
  • Haddon Ave

Winslow Township

  • Kali Rd
  • Parktown Pl
  • Pondview Ln
  • Pondview Ct
  • Park Side Dr
  • Elmtowne Blvd
  • Oak Ave
  • Pine Ave
  • Spruce Ave
  • Birch Ave
  • Poplar Ave

Barrington

  • Dubois Ave
  • Albertson Ave
  • Charles Ave
  • Austin Ave
  • Moore Ave
  • 5th Ave
  • Albany Ave
  • Kingston Ave
  • Reading Ave
  • Haines Ave
  • 4th Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • Lawrence Ave

Haddonfield

  • E Cottage Ave
  • E Summit Ave
  • Reillywood Ave
  • Centre St
  • Spruce St
  • Chestnut St
  • Mountwell Park

Merchantville

  • Church Rd
  • Plymouth Pl
  • St James Pl
  • Westminster Ave
  • Greenleigh Ct
  • Prospect St
  • Somerset Ave
  • Sussex Ave
  • Euclid Ave

Cherry Hill

  • Wayne Rd
  • Overbrook Dr
  • Media Rd
  • Lenape Rd
  • Colwick Rd
  • Kent Rd
  • Colmar Rd
  • Merion Rd
  • St. Martins Rd
  • St. Davids Rd
  • Ambler Rd

“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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