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Mosquito spraying in Cherry Hill scheduled for early Wednesday 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.

“The possibility of precipitation will increase each day for the remainder of this week. When we do get a shower, it is extremely important to inspect your yard and remove all standing water that promotes mosquito development,” 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. 19 from 2 to 6 a.m.

  • Maple Avenue
  • Overbrook Drive
  • Media Road
  • Wayne Road
  • Bala Road
  • Ambler Road
  • St. Davids Road
  • St. Martins Road
  • Lenape Road
  • Merion Road
  • Colwick Road
  • Colmar Road
  • Kent Road
  • Haverford Road
  • Browning Lane
  • Colonial Lane
  • Hidden Lane
  • Laurel Hill Drive
  • Indian King Drive
  • Hessian Way
  • Marlkress Road
  • Mews Court
  • Mews Lane
  • Box Hill Drive
  • Lane of Trees
  • Leith Hill Drive
  • Spring Mill Lane
  • East Riding Drive
  • Millhouse Lane
  • Park Boulevard
  • South Harvard Avenue
  • South Union Avenue
  • Dog Park Area
  • Sayer Avenue
  • Penn Avenue
  • Park Drive
  • Farrell Avenue
  • Beideman Avenue
  • South Washington Avenue
  • Roenoke Road
  • Locust Grove Drive
  • Lamp Post Lane
  • Waverly Road
  • Old Orchard Road
  • Scattergood Road
  • Cobblestone Road
  • Regent Road
  • Wheelwright Lane
  • Rabbit Run Road
  • Elbow Lane
  • Papermill Road
  • Brae Lane
  • Black Latch Lane
  • Jordan Court
  • Cropwell Road
  • 7th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue E
  • 2nd Avenue
  • 1st Avenue
  • Hoffman Avenue
  • Kassner Avenue
  • Railroad Boulevard
  • Philmar Avenue
  • Palmwood Avenue
  • Carolina Avenue
  • Hurff Avenue

“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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