Provided by the Camden County Mosquito Commission
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in an area of Haddon Township between 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesday, weather permitting.
The commission will spray along South Park Drive to New Jersey Avenue, from Burrwood Avenue to King Avenue.
It’s even more important to be vigilant now, Camden County officials said, after the state confirmed last week the first case of West Nile Virus this year in Burlington County.
“The mosquito commission is working on a regular basis to treat infested areas of the county and work with neighbors to eradicate these pests,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the mosquito commission. “I want to emphasize how important it is for residents to follow our tips and recommendations to eliminate ideal breeding areas for mosquitoes.”
The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected mosquito breeding sites across the county. Mosquito spraying is scheduled on an as-needed basis based upon the results of their surveillance efforts.
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.
Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. The commission provided a few other tips to prevent mosquito breeding:
Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. 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.
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 trash can lids to fill with water.
Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.