The idea of establishing the Polish Acarological Society is not new and probably the majority of Polish acarologists have thought about the need to create an organization that can effectively support their activities and also act on their behalf. A very important function of such an organization would be to initiate and coordinate the exchange of experience and promote the results of scientific research by organizing acarological meetings and conferences. For a long time, mainly on the initiative of the Warsaw center, in a two-year cycle Acarological Meetings were organized, which were an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and less formal meetings and discussions, and also allowed the presentation of the results of research conducted by young acarologists.
The founding meeting of the Polish Acarological Society was held at the Institute of Zoology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow on March 27, 2004. 17 people (representing 9 centers) from over 30 invited took part in it. Unfortunately, some of the invited guests could not attend the meeting due to the didactic classes for extramural students held on that day (Saturday). As a result of the meeting, a founding committee was created composed of Magdalena Nowak, Krzysztof Siuda and Wojciech Witaliński. The statute of the Society was also adopted (corrected at the request of the registration body on June 12, 2004), and the management board and revision committee were elected. The PTA board was composed of: Wojciech Witaliński (president), Jacek Dabert (vice president), Maciej Skorupski (secretary), Grzegorz Gabryś (treasurer) and members: Joanna Mąkol and Wojciech Magowski. In the following days, the founding committee prepared and submitted an application for registration of the Society in the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków, 11th Commercial Department of the National Court Register.
On June 28, 2004, the District Court entered the PTA into the National Court Register.