A Brief History
Orginally formed as The Gulf Mosquito Control District on October 14, 1952 when the citizens of the Panama City Beach area voted to create a mosquito control district. The District’s name was changed to The Beach Mosquito Control District in early 1997. It operates under Chapter 388 of the Florida Statures and Rule 5E-13 under the Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. An Independent Special Taxing District, it is governed by a board of 3 commissioners that are elected by the voters in the District; each commissioner serves a 4- year term. Funding is received to operate the District through the levying of a local ad-valorum tax, and state matching funds.
The District is dedicated to the control of disease-bearing arthropods and nuisance insects for the betterment, comfort, health, welfare and prosperity of district inhabitants.
Yellow fly control in your yard using black beach balls. The Yellow Fly Trap is basically a shiny black beach ball covered with adhesive that is suspended in a way that the ball can move freely from tree limbs or poles at eye level. Yellow flies are attracted to this trap because it mimics a moving shadow of an animal or human on which these flies will feed upon. Instructions for making your yellow fly trap starts on page 4 of the link above.
Beach Mosquito Control District uses four main methods to control mosquito populations on Panama City Beach: source reduction, larviciding, adulticiding, and public awareness and education.
Usually the most effective and economical of the mosquito control techniques available and is accomplished by eliminating mosquito breeding sites. Some of these habitats include: tires, pools, tarps, boats and boat covers, bird baths, wheel barrels, buckets and cans, plant trays and saucers.
BMCD uses several larvicide methods in order to control mosquitoes within their habitats, before they become flying, biting adults. BMCD uses a wide range of environmentally friendly products and a various application methods in order to accomplish this task.
Beach Mosquito also controls mosquitoes that have become flying adults, by ground and air ULV spraying.
BMCD does not limit its capabilities solely on the vast knowledge of our staff in order to accomplish effective mosquito control. Beach Mosquito Control also conducts numerous public outreach and education programs.
Our Mission Statement
BMCD seeks to protect the public health, safety and welfare by using science-based, environmentally sensitive, integrated mosquito control techniques employing public education, surveillance, source reduction, biological control and the judicious use of pesticides to enhance the quality of life for District residents.