The West Pasco County Mosquito Control District was established in 1951 and has expanded five times to now encompass the whole county. The last expansion was in 1999 during the introduction of West Nile Virus, so the Pasco County Mosquito Control District services all residents with the boundaries of Pasco County.
During the last 65 years, there have been vast changes in application techniques, products used, product formulations and the available equipment. We are constantly looking for better, more efficient ways to perform our tasks, while saving our residents money when possible. PCMCD takes great pride in keeping our equipment in great shape and consistently available so it is always ready for the next mission. We also are a leader in equipment modifications and are frequently consulted to share our ideas with other county mosquito programs.
PCMCD monitors many areas in Pasco County by inspecting and trapping on a daily basis. Our focus is to control mosquitoes in the aquatic immature stages before they become flying and biting adult mosquitoes. If we can successfully treat the larvae before they emerge, the public will never see the adult biting females. Unfortunately, some mosquitoes do emerge from the various cryptic habitats and we do our best to reduce the adult biting populations. Our goal is to provide a comfortable outdoor environment for Pasco County citizens and reduce the threat of diseases that can be transmitted by mosquitoes.
The history of PCMCD in Florida is directly linked to the success in controlling mosquitoes and abating the diseases they carry. We closely monitor the mosquito populations throughout Pasco County and monitor several mosquito borne diseases such as Highlands J Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. We are also in close communication with the Pasco County Health Department to monitor imported cases of dengue fever, chikungunya virus and Zika virus.
We hope this web page will help to answer some of your questions about mosquito control. You may also use this site to make a service request and to update you on the current status of control operations around Pasco County. You may also contact us for additional information or to make a service request.