Mosquito spraying scheduled in Cherry Hill early tomorrow 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.

“After the scattered showers we received across Camden County overnight, it is a good time 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 commission will conduct spraying on Aug. 26 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following Cherry Hill locations.

  • Lafferty Drive
  • Knollwood Drive
  • Coach Lane
  • Darby Lane
  • Eddy Lane
  • South Forge Lane
  • Glen Lane
  • Chelten Parkway
  • Avon Road
  • Brighton Road
  • Cambridge Road
  • Edgemoor Road
  • Orlando Road
  • Kingston Drive
  • Lisa Lane
  • Kings Point Road
  • West Cliff Drive
  • Strathmore Drive
  • Hilltop Drive
  • Hilltop Court
  • Birchwood Park Drive North
  • Apley Drive
  • Henfield Avenue
  • Sandringham Road
  • Marlowe Road
  • Chestnut Terrace
  • Church Road
  • Delwood Road
  • Hassemer Road
  • Pratt Road
  • Coles Avenue
  • Howard Johnson Road
  • Hidden Lane

“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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