The Association was founded on the belief that mosquito and other public health pest control problems in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States are similar. There was a need for interested persons from this region to form an association for these purposes:
- to exchange ideas and procedures to enable mosquito workers to better perform their duties;
- to protect the health and welfare of the people and their environment;
- to keep abreast of the latest and best methods for control of mosquitoes and other pests so the citizens will be served;
- to encourage mosquito control, wherever feasible, and to help maintain a positive public interest in areas where mosquito and other public health pest control is operative,
- to keep the general public better informed of the benefits of mosquito and other public health pest control.
The Association hosts an annual educational and trade conference for its members. These conferences help promote inter-governmental cooperation and serve as a forum for the advancement of responsible mosquito and vector control.