Step 2:
Collect Sample
& Prep Yard

Deadline: Sunday, September 25th

Hello Mosquito G.R.I.D. Agent,

By now, your parent/guardian submitted the permission form. Use your printed checklist to follow along as you complete each step.

Here is what you need to do:

Watch the "Step 2" section (1:24 - 4:07) of the video below for directions. Before going outside, apply repellent or take other bite prevention measures.

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Follow along using your printed checklist

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(Click on image to view printable PDF)

Part 1:
Collect Water Sample

Use the water sample kit (Resealable bag with clear, sample cup, lid, and dropper) to collect a sample from any trapped water you might find. You must do this BEFORE you dump out any water you find. Didn’t find water? You don’t need to submit a sample!

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Part 2:
Clear the area around your home

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Tip out any trapped water remaining in containers onto the ground


Toss out any unused containers that might trap and hold water (even if they are currently dry). Ask for help from a family member if you can’t get rid of the water by yourself!

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Part 3:
Return water sample to bin at school

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Return water sample you collected to Return Drop Box at school. The Box will be in place starting Monday, September 26, but you MUST return your sample NO LATER than 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28!


No water? Congratulations! Return the unused water collection kit.

Water sample submission Deadline: Sunday, September 28th

Run into any other issues? Let us know by emailing at


Agent Hagele and Agent Luna

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