More mosquito spraying set for Cherry Hill on Thursday 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.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of inspecting your yard and removing 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.”

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

  • Tendring Road
  • Partree Road
  • Dorset Road
  • Weston Drive
  • Ashford Road
  • Buxton Road
  • Wexford Court
  • Dunbarton Road
  • Lavenham Road
  • Highgate Lane
  • Rooftree Road
  • Shreeves Lane
  • Old Orchard Road
  • Evans Lane
  • Vanessa Court
  • Southwood Drive
  • Doris Drive
  • Old Cuthbert Road
  • Park Road
  • Deer Road
  • Chapel Avenue
  • Sheffield Road
  • Elkins Road
  • Forrest Road
  • Belle Arbor Drive
  • King George Road
  • Kingston Road
  • Yorkshire Road
  • Bradford 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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