OPERATION MOSQUITO G.R.I.D.

Growth Reduction & Increased Detection

Mobilizing citizen scientists to get mosquitoes off the grid

Recommended Grades to Participate: 3rd-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
  1. Clear the area around your home of all trapped water and remove all containers, wet or dry

  2. Identify presence of invasive Aedes mosquitoes

  3. Report evidence to Headquarters

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Step 1:

Create your Agent File

Fall 2021 Deadline:

September 17

Enrollment Closed
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Steps 2 & 3:
Clear Your Yard of enemy hideouts

Submit a "before" photo and take samples of any trapped water.

 

Tip out the remaining trapped water, toss out all containers, and set the lure. Submit an "after" photo of your progress.

Step 4 & 5:
Submit Weekly Evidence of mosquito eggs in lure

Submit a weekly photo of the results of your mosquito egg lure.

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Step 6:
Take Agent assessment for full credit

Tell us how you continue to reduce mosquitoes in your neighborhood.

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Already a Mosquito G.r.i.d. Agent?

For questions or clarifications 

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