SWCMCD Operations

CaptureThe mission of the South Walton County Mosquito Control District is to serve the district by suppressing both pestiferous and disease carrying mosquito populations to a tolerable level in the safest, most economical manner, utilizing a variety of methods in such a way as to minimize potential effects on people, wildlife and the environment while maximizing the value to the district’s taxpayers.

SWCMCD carries out this  mission through the following programs (click each for more info):

Commissioners

Seat 1 – Commissioner John Magee

Seat 2 – Commissioner Tim Norris

Seat 3 – Commissioner Ronnie Faulk

Director Ben Brewer

Mr. Brewer talking about mosquitoes at the Walton County Health and Preparedness Fair

Director Brewer talking about mosquitoes at the Walton County Health and Preparedness Fair

Ben attended The University of Georgia (UGA) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Entomology in 2003. After graduating he worked as a lab technician in the medical entomology black fly labs on the campus of UGA from 2003-2007. He was responsible for rearing adult black flies, Simulium vitatum, and using them in quality laboratory quality control testing of Bti products formulations. He also assisted in the research of grad students and also with field testing of Bti products against black flies and midges. In 2007 he began serving as manager of the Glynn County Mosquito Control Program on the Southeast coast of Georgia which included the city of Brunswick and three barrier islands. In July of 2011, he was hired as Director of the South Walton County Mosquito Control District.