Cherry Hill Headlines

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Mosquito Commission to spray in Cherry Hill on Friday, Aug. 11


The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the following areas from 2 to 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, weather-permitting: 

  • 3rd Ave
  • Barclay Ln
  • Bel Aire Ave
  • Blue Jay Ln
  • Bobwhite Dr
  • Liberty Bell Dr
  • Bowood Dr
  • Brookmead Dr
  • Bunker Hill Dr
  • Caldwell Rd
  • Cherry Parke
  • Churchill Rd
  • Cooperskill Rd
  • Crane Dr
  • Eagle Ln
  • Edgewood Dr
  • Edison Rd
  • Gate Terr
  • Greenbriar Rd
  • Heartwood Dr
  • Kenwood Dr
  • Lark Ln
  • Midway Dr
  • Munn Ave
  • Newell Ave
  • Oxford St
  • Park Cir
  • Peacock Dr
  • Pelham Rd
  • Plymouth Rd
  • Princeton Ave
  • Redstone Ridge
  • Robin Lake Dr
  • Rose Ln
  • Sawmill Rd
  • School Ln
  • Sea Gull Ln
  • Sharrowvale Rd
  • Shepherd Rd
  • Stanford Rd
  • Starling Ln
  • Victor Ave
  • W Point Dr
  • Wayland Rd
  • Westover Dr
  • Willowdale Dr
  • Winding Way
  • Woodland Ave
  • Yale Ave
  • Yardley Rd
  • York 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. 

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.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Cherry Hill Headlines


Haddonfield-Berlin Road Lane Closures

Posted on: February 14, 2018

Mailing of property tax bill delayed

Posted on: July 17, 2017
Township Logo

Cherry Hill Plans Tax Cut for FY2018

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Township prepares for winter storm

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Recyclebank crediting to end on Dec. 31

Posted on: December 21, 2015

Trick-or-treating details for 2015

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Power-outage update from PSE&G

Posted on: June 23, 2015
Rosa Mathcounts 2-24-15.jpg

Mayor, Council honor Rosa MathCounts Team

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Town Council adopts public smoking ban

Posted on: November 26, 2012

Disaster assistance available through FEMA

Posted on: November 14, 2012

Weekly Column: Summer Safety

Posted on: July 18, 2012

Cherry Hill Arts Board Seeking Volunteers

Posted on: February 25, 2012

AARP Tax Help For Seniors At Township Hall

Posted on: February 25, 2012

Weekly Column: Focusing on Education

Posted on: February 17, 2012