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June 20, 2018

Camden County to spray for mosquitoes in eight towns this week

Surveillance efforts showed positive rates of diseases in still water in the area

Public Health Mosquitoes
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The Camden County Mosquito Commission has scheduled a necessary spray for June 22 from 2 to 6 a.m., when mosquitoes are most active.

Spraying is scheduled based on results of surveillance efforts at several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites. To test an area, the commission samples pools of water for the presence of diseases like the West Nile Virus.

The spray is not harmful to humans or pets, however residents with respiratory concerns or sensitivity to irritants are advised to avoid direct contact with it, the commission said in a notice on Wednesday.

The commission also suggests residents check their yards for mosquito-breeding containers that could hold still water, as mosquitos like to lay eggs in and around still water. 

Some recommendations to avoid mosquito breeding include flipping containers upside down or putting holes in the bottom, lifting flowerpots to dump out water every week, changing water in birdbaths, screening vents to septic and other water tanks, avoiding putting leaves or grass clippings into catch basins or streams, and checking downspouts that could hold water enough to allow larvae to mature.

Here's a list of all the locations being sprayed in Camden County on Friday:

Lindenwold Bangor Avenue to
United States Ave. W
Pine Hill Erial Road E. 8th Avenue
Kayser Avenue E. 9th Avenue
Daniels Avenue E. 10th Avenue
E. Branch Avenue E. 11th Avenue
E. 5th Avenue E. 12th Avenue
E. 6th Avenue E. 13th Avenue
E. 7th Avenue
Clementon Princeton Avenue Birch Road
Cedar Lane Laurel Road
Indian Spring Road Holly Avenue
Erial Road E. Atlantic Avenue
Adams Alley Point Breeze Avenue
Wauseon Road Albertson Avenue
Elm Avenue Palthorpe Avenue
Overington Avenue Reading Avenue
Palmetta Avenue W. Atlantic Avenue
Sepviva Avenue Highland Avenue
Hi-Nella Ogg Avenue Pocahontas Road
Wykagyl Road Minnehaha Road
Hiawatha Road Pawnee Road
Navajo Road Wakonda Road
Nokomis Road
Somerdale Ogg Avenue Dartmouth Avenue
South Hilltop Avenue
Audubon Park Road B Road A
Oriole Drive Peacock Road
Collingswood Park Ave West Collings Avenue
West Browning Road Knights Park
Cherry Hill Chelton Pkwy Cooper Avenue
Drake Road Grant Avenue
Queens Road Curtis Avenue
Princess Road Webster Avenue
Edgemoor Road Whitman Avenue
Orlando Road Conwell Avenue
Deland Avenue Sheridan Avenue
Kinston Drive Edison Avenue
Rydal Road Wesley Avenue
Abington Road Harrison Avenue
Kingston Dr Harding Avenue
Howard Road Hidden Lane
Johns Road Browning Lane
Bruce Road Morris Drive
Richard Road Junewood Drive
Randoldo Terrace Lilac Lane
Daytona Avenue Rolling Lane
E. Tampa Avenue Russet Drive
E. Miami Avenue Dewberry Lane
E. Ormond Avenue Country Club Place
Kenilworth Avenue Lavender Hill Drive
Olive Street Downs Drive
Birch Avenue S Cranford Drive
Longwood Avenue Fireside Lane
Northwood Avenue Barby Lane
Beechwood Avenue Gatewood Road
Jefferson Avenue Viking Lane
Park Drive Queen Ann Road
Madison Avenue

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or