A Note from the Management

On September 17, 2019, the GRMCD trapped a single Aedes aegypti mosquito in the Fruita area. The Aedes aegypti is common in tropical climates and can transmit diseases such as, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Zika. This discovery was a concern since it was the first time this mosquito species was found in our area.  

GRMCD implements a comprehensive surveillance program each year to determine the number and type of mosquito species within our boundaries.  The surveillance program sets traps throughout the District on a weekly basis during the mosquito season. By trapping just one Aedes aegypti mosquito, it emphasizes the importance of this program.

Immediately after the discovery, GRMCD increased surveillance efforts, neighborhood inspections, and evening fogging operations in the Fruita area. There have been NO additional Aedes aegypti mosquitoes or larvae found. With upcoming freezing temperatures, any remaining adult mosquitoes are expected to be extinguished for the winter. GRMCD will closely monitor this specific area in Fruita beginning in April, 2020.  If there are additional Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and/or larvae discovered, GRMCD will take prompt and appropriate measures to eliminate the species.

Please feel free to contact our office (970-257-0191) with questions.
  • GRMCD Budget Hearing will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meetings of the Board of Directors of the Grand River Mosquito Control District are open to the public.  Regular Board Meeting will be held on the third Wednesday each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the GRMCD office, 531 Maldonado Street, Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Grand River Mosquito Control District

The objective, of the Grand River Mosquito Control District, is to suppress mosquito populations, within the boundaries of the district, and in an environmentally responsible manner. A secondary objective is to monitor both larval and adult mosquito populations; to organize the population statistics, to evaluate organizational efforts, and to plan subsequent control strategies.

To inform our community, we have developed this web site to provide information on the different mosquito species and trends; our means to control the populations, and personal protection and prevention.

We invite you to contact us, regarding any mosquito issues that exist in Western Colorado.

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Suppress mosquito populations, within the boundaries of the district, and in an environmentally responsible manner.

Monitor both larval and adult mosquito populations; to organize the population statistics, to evaluate organizational efforts, and to plan subsequent control strategies.