OPERATION MOSQUITO G.R.I.D.
Growth Reduction & Increased Detection
Recommended Grades to Participate: 6th - 8th grade
Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D. (Growth Reduction, Increased Detection) mobilizes young scientists to get mosquitoes off the grid. Participants will use a specialized mosquito lure to learn about Aedes mosquitoes, one of the deadliest groups of mosquitoes in the world! All supplies provided by SGVMVCD staff.
STUDENTS: YOUR OBJECTIVES
Clear the area around your home of all trapped water and remove all containers, wet or dry
Identify presence of invasive Aedes mosquitoes
Report evidence to Headquarters
Steps 2 & 3:
Clear Your Yard of enemy hideouts
Take samples of any trapped water on your property.
Tip out the remaining trapped water, toss out all containers, and set the lure.
Step 4 & 5:
Submit Weekly Evidence of mosquito eggs in lure
Monitory your lure weekly. Submit a photo of the results of your mosquito egg lure.
Take Agent assessment for full credit
Tell us how you continue to reduce mosquitoes in your neighborhood.