JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Right now, there is standing water in just about every county in our area. And all that water is the perfect storm for a mosquito explosion. So Tuesday, Mayor Alvin Brown took the problem into his own hands.
Dressed in his slacks and a long sleeve button up, Mayor Brown wasn't afraid to get dirty in Garden City. Armed with mosquito spray, he took it upon himself to make sure Jacksonville is staying on top of the breeding problem.
He also spoke with neighbors about the importance of draining standing water around their homes.
Gisela Harrell couldn't believe it when she looked out her window to see the Mayor himself helping keep her community bug free.
"Most mayors don't really do that," Harrell said. "They just look around."
The Mayor says they've learned from years past repetition is key to making sure the bugs don't multiply out of control.
"The most important thing is to make sure we are doing it more effectively, efficiently and being on top of it," he said.
Crews with Mosquito Control have been out making constant rounds. They know killing the larvae now will cut down on a huge boom in the coming days.
"If we can capture them in the water we will have a lot more of them captured rather than taking flight we gotta chase them through air space with insecticide," said Ken Roden with Mosquito Control.