ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- While Tropical Storm Debby is now long gone, folks here at Anastasia Mosquito Control in St Augustine say this is their calm before the storm.
"We just haven't seen that increase," said Biologist Dr. Whitney Qualls. "We know it's coming."
Dr. Qualls says while the mosquitoes may not seem too bad now, brace yourself. Today, they're growing. And in just a few weeks time, we're in for a boom.
"We are concerned in the next couple weeks about a huge emergence of mosquitoes because it takes a while for the eggs to hatch once they're over-positive."
So right now - they're taking full advantage of this breeding period, going in for the kill every day.
"We're doing our job like we normally do. We're always out on a daily basis inspecting water habitats. Now we just have a lot more standing water so we have a lot more water habitats that we need to treat," she said.
Remember, a mosquito can breed in just one teaspoon of water - so it's important to check all around your home. The smallest puddle can create big problems.
Crews in Jacksonville have also been stepping up their game to battle back against the mosquito explosion.
Mosquito Control is now spraying larva-killing chemicals into areas of standing water. Aerial fogging happened Monday morning.Click here to get information from the Florida Department of Health
on how to protect yourself against mosquitoes, pick out the most effective repellent, and track mosquito-related issues across the state.