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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, June 17


The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, June 17, weather-permitting:

• Park Blvd
• Curtis Ave.
• Webster Ave.
• Whitman Ave.
• Conwell Ave.
• Sheridan Ave.
• Wayne Ave.
• Grant Ave.
• Edison Ave.
• Wesley Ave.
• Cooper Ave.
• Madison Ave.
• Harrison Ave.
• Harding Ave.
• Jefferson Ave.
• Park Dr.
• Westover Dr.
• Redstone Ridge
• Pelham Rd.
• Wayland Rd.
• Sharrowvalle Rd.
• Barclay Ln.
• Southview Dr.
• Greenbriar Rd.
• York Rd.
• Cooperskill Rd.
• Yardley Rd.
• Randle Ct.
• Granville Dr.
• E Gate Dr.
• Lucerne Ct.
• Lucerne Blvd.
• Geneva Ln.
• St. Mortiz Ln.
• Cameo Dr.
• Gallery Ln.
• Collage Ln.
• Collage Ct.
• Society Hill Blvd.
• Renaissance Dr.
• Artisan Way
• Martin Ave.
• Hollis Ave.
• Fulton St.
• Murray Ave.
• Dover St.
• Graham Ave.
• Severn Ave.
• Sherwood Ave.
• Wynnwood Ave.
• Chambers Ave.
• Warren Ave.
• Weld Ave.
• N Woodstock Dr.
• S Woodstock Dr.
• N Brookfield Rd.
• Cedarbrook Rd.
• S Brookfield Rd.
• N Valleybrook Rd.
• W Valleybrook Rd.
• Laurelbrook Rd.
• Sunnybrook Rd.
• Willowbrok Rd.
• Oakdale Rd.
• Greenwood Rd.
• Ashbrook Rd.
• E Valleybrook Rd.

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 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.

“Although there have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika Virus from mosquitoes reported in New Jersey at this time, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health to actively monitor the situation,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.

Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
• Swimming pools are a common problem. All pools must be checked and maintained to keep them mosquito-free. Swimming pools can breed mosquitoes within days after you stop adding chlorine or other disinfectant. Pool covers can catch rainwater and become a mosquito development site. Add a little chlorine to kill mosquitoes.
• Maintain screens to prevent adult mosquitoes from entering your home or business.
• Personal protection is strongly urged if you are outside when mosquitoes may be active—generally dawn and dusk. Insect repellants containing between 10-35% DEET are very effective, however, be sure to follow the label directions and take extra precautions with children and infants.

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, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945.

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