The pesky buzz of mosquitoes may be soon in your ear.
With all the recent rainfall in northeast Florida, experts say to brace yourself for an increased number of the flying insects.
Mosquito eggs have to have water to hatch, and with so many flooded areas it's become a concern.
Mosquito Control said it can't spray for mosquitoes just yet because of current weather conditions.
"The winds that accompanied the storm and post-storm prevented us from doing a whole lot of spraying," said John Shellhorn, division chief for the Duval County Division of Mosquito Control.
Workers plan to start ground fogging next week. Mosquito Control said breeding generally takes about a week or so, and that's when you will see the increase because of the amount of rainfall and standing water.
Dusk and dawn is when mosquitoes are out in full force, so remember to do your part in protecting yourself.
Although it may sound like torture in this heat, one thing you can do is is dress appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants. If you don't want to be all covered up, there's a more common solution.
"It's best just if you have to be outside to wear repellant," entomologist Marah Clark said. "There's several different types of repellant that you could wear. The gold standard is DEET. That's what the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends."
Besides using insect repellent, another thing you can do to get rid of the mosquitoes is remove any standing water at your home.
The Health Department calls this "drain and cover." Officials say you can drain any standing water on your property, and in places you can't drain, you can cover them.
If you want to find out when Mosquito Control is going to spray your neighborhood or the recent places they've sprayed, go to www.coj.net/mosquito.