First mosquito spraying of summer taking place in Cherry Hill overnight

Mosquito spraying will take place in a number for neighborhoods between 2 and 6 a.m. Friday morning.

Parts of Cherry Hill will be sprayed for mosquitos for the first time this summer overnight.

The Camden County Mosquito Commission will spray some neighborhoods in Cherry Hill early Friday morning between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. The 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.

“It is important that you regularly check your yard for the presence of standing water,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission. “Removing standing water where mosquitoes can thrive will protect your family from the pests, and will assist the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”

The following streets in Cherry Hill are scheduled for spraying:

Chelton Parkway

• Drake Road

• Queens Road

• Princess Road

• Edgemoor Road

• Orlando Road

• Deland Avenue

• Kinston Drive

• Rydal Road

• Abington Road

• Kingston Drive

• Howard Road

• Johns Road

• Bruce Road

• Richard Road

• Randoldo Terrace

• Daytona Avenue

• E Tampa Avenue

• E Miami Avenue

• E Ormond Avenue

• Kenilworth Avenue

• Olive Street

• Birch Avenue

• Longwood Avenue

• Northwood Avenue

• Beechwood Avenue

• Jefferson Avenue

• Park Drive

• Madison Avenue

• Cooper Avenue

• Grant Avenue

• Curtis Avenue

• Webster Avenue

• Whitman Avenue

• Conwell Avenue

• Sheridan Avenue

• Edison Avenue

• Wesley Avenue

• Harrison Avenue

• Harding Avenue

• Hidden Lane

• Browning Lane

• Morris Drive

• Junewood Drive

• Lilac Lane

• Rolling Lane

• Russet Drive

• Dewberry Lane

• Country Club Place

• Lavender Hill Drive

• Downs Drive

• S Cranford Drive

• Fireside Lane

• Barby Lane

• Gatewood Road

• Viking Lane

  • Queen Ann 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, 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 residents should avoid direct contact if they have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.

For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566–2945 or skeeters@camdencounty.com.