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Surveillance

   The Alamosa Mosquito Control District (AMCD) operates as a fully integrated pest management (IPM) program.  Though there is no universal definition for IPM, it is often defined as a system designed to employ acceptable economic, ecological and toxicological techniques to reduce the negative impact of pest species to an acceptable level.  The AMCD achieves an IPM through surveillance, larvicide control, adulticide control and public outreach. 

IMP Program Includes:

  • Strategically setting mosquito trap throughout district

  • Traps Collect 24/7

  • Collected Daily

    • Counted ​

    • Identified by species

    • Tests for West Nile twice a week

 

  • Directing larvacide crews to specific treatment areas 

  • Determining threshhold values for adulticide treatment areas

  • Finding mosquito habitat

  • RAMP testing detects the presence of West Nile virus which directs additional treatment programs

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