The South Walton County Mosquito Control District’s mission is to suppress the pests and disease-carrying mosquito population in the safest, most economical way. We do this through a professional staff that is dedicated to protecting people, wildlife and the environment while responsibly and efficiently using public dollars to do so.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action. We hire staff regardless of race, national original, marital status, age, gender or any other factor. We’re a drug free workplace.
Still, we demand that our employees perform within the performance standards that are outlined in their job descriptions.
The District has had challenges, but we are committed to improvement and are diligently moving through a process to reset the agency.
We comply with all regulatory and statutory standards regarding transparency and the execution of our mission.
That said, our employees, both current and former, are entitled to privacy, which we protect. Therefore, we cannot comment on any specific case, issue or person.
South Walton County Mosquito Control District
Next Regular Board Meeting is on, February 18, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. at the Headquarters office.
The mission of the South Walton County Mosquito Control District (SWCMCD) 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.
On May 26, 1964, SWCMCD was established as a Florida Independent Special Taxing District for the sole purpose of controlling mosquitoes and other nuisance insects to improve the quality of life in beautiful South Walton County.
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South Walton County is home to beautiful white sand beaches, emerald green waters, miles of forested trails and rare coastal dune lakes. Residents and visitors in South Walton enjoy paradise with abundant sunshine and beautiful weather.
While the year-round temperate weather is one of the many perks of living in South Walton County, residents of the Sunshine State can tell you those perks come with a price.
Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever have plagued humans for thousands of years. Although organized mosquito control in Florida has greatly reduced the incidence of these diseases, the threat still remains for some mosquito transmitted diseases including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, dengue fever and dog heartworm.
South Walton County Mosquito Control District has been serving our residents and visitors since 1964. The District uses an integrated approach to reduce mosquito populations including biological, mechanical, and chemical control techniques along with public education and positive relations through excellent customer service.
The District monitors for arbovirus transmission activity using mosquito trap collections and sentinel chicken flocks distributed throughout the District. When arbovirus transmission of significant threat to human health is detected, that area of the District is thoroughly inspected and treated to eliminate mosquito activity.
Source reduction is the most important technique that all homeowners can engage in to reduce mosquitoes by locating and eliminating possible breeding places. Look for standing water and remove unneeded water containers. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers.
You are the first line of defense so please remember the 5 D’s of Protection:
- Drain – Empty all containers in your yard
- Dress – Wear light colored, long, loose clothing
- Defend – Choose good repellent such as DEET
- Dusk and Dawn – Avoid outdoor activity during these times
Most everyone is familiar with the spray trucks that visit the different areas of our district in the evenings with their lights flashing and the sound of the spray unit running, but there are many more aspects to our program. Click here for information about SWCMCD Operations.
Interested applicants should print and complete the application above, and return to our office by email to email@example.com or drop off / mail to the office:
South Walton County Mosquito Control District
774 North County Hwy 393
Santa Rosa Beach FL, 32459
Current open positions
- Part Time Evening Spray Technicians
- Maintenance Technician