Mosquito Spraying in Three Towns Thursday

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Cherry Hill, NJ) – 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.“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 commission will conduct spraying on October 4 from 2 to 6 a.m. in the following locations weather permitting:

Cherry Hill Township
• Kingston Drive
• Kingston Road
• Bradford Road
• Yorkshire Road
• Sheffield Road
• Chapel Avenue
• Douglas Drive
• Preston Road
• Cornwall Road
• Trent Road
• King George Road
• Lee Ann Road
• Hastings Road
• Bancroft Road
• Salsbury Road
• Sheffield Road
• Partree Road
• Dorset Road
• Weston Drive
• Weston Ct
• Tenby Road
• Ashford Road
• Tendring Road
• Lavenham Road
• Lavenham Ct
• Dunbarton Road
• Buxton Road
• Wicklow Ct
• Wexford Drive
• Wexford Ct
• Market Street
• Highgate Lane
• Highgate Ct
• Pembroke Ct
• Rooftree Road
• Cricket Lane
• Windgate Road
• Evans Lane
• Old Orchard Road

Winslow Township
• Junction Road
• Angelow Road
• Madison Lane
• Crawford Drive
• Elsworth Drive
• Hanover Plane
• Victoria Manor Ct
• Woodstream Drive
• Brookview Drive

Voorhees Township
• Festival Drive
• Lucky Ct
• Merryton Street
• School Lane
• Birch Street
• Oak 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, 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.
The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:

  • Dispose of unnecessary containers that hold water. Containers you wish to save turn upside down or put holes in the bottom so all water drains out.
  • Lift up flowerpots and dump the water from the dish underneath every week.
  • Stock fish or add mosquito larvicide to ornamental ponds.
  • Change water in bird baths, fountains, and animal troughs weekly.
  • Screen vents to septic and other water tanks.
  • Store large boats so they drain and small boats upside down. If covered, keep the tarp tight so water does not pool on top of the tarp.
  • Do not dump leaves or grass clippings into a catch basin or streams.
  • Do not allow water to collect on sagging tarps or awnings.
  • Do not allow trashcan lids to fill with water.
  • Check downspouts that are able to hold enough water to allow mosquito larvae to mature.

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