South Walton County Mosquito Control District
The safety and well-being of our constituents, visitors and employees is South Walton County Mosquito Control Districts highest priority.
SWCMCD has continued monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely through the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and State and Local agencies.
The Walton County Health Department has recommended that we remain closed until further notice.
Consequently, SWCMCD will continue doing everything we can to protect the best interest of our community while meeting the CDC guidelines for small group contact while meeting our mission for keeping our district healthy from arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes.
Service requests will continue to be monitored and can be submitted through our website at https://southwaltonmosquitocontrol.org or calling the office at (850) 267-2112.
Recycling dumpsters for electronics, scrap metal, appliances and tires will be available to residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
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Next Regular Board Meeting is on, April 21, 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
P.O. Box 1130
Santa Rosa Beach FL, 32459
Current open positions
- Part Time Evening Spray Technicians
- Maintenance Technician