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Cherry Hill neighborhoods to be sprayed for mosquitos early Friday morning

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.

“Even after a hot day like today, you may still find some wet areas around your home. It is extremely important to inspect your yard and remove all standing water to reduce the mosquito population,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “This simple act can help eliminate the pest population in your neighborhood, and assist the efforts of the commission.”

The following areas in Cherry Hill will be sprayed on Aug. 4 from 2 to 6 a.m.

  • Chateau Drive
  • Blossom Court
  • Prince Drive
  • Autumn Court
  • Autumn Lane
  • Spring Road
  • Manor House Drive
  • Walkaway Lane
  • Furlong Drive
  • Carriage House Court
  • Manor House Court
  • Galloping Hill Road
  • Equestrian Lane
  • Short Hills Drive
  • Bride Court
  • Saddlehorn Road
  • Old Icehouse Lane
  • Uxbridge Drive
  • Sutton Place
  • Vanessa Way
  • Embassy Row
  • Centennial Drive
  • Brookmead Drive
  • Bowood Drive
  • Redstone Ridge
  • Peliham Road
  • Westover Drive
  • Wayland Road
  • Sharrowvale Road

“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 for West Nile Virus 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.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the main route of human infection with West Nile Virus is through the bite of a mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile Virus, and should take special care to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.

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