Heavy rains bring lots of mosquitoes to northeast Florida. Surprisingly heavy early spring rains have brought swarms of mosquitos. "Recent rains, weather conditions, standing water, and changes in the temperature have just come together to create a perfect situation for mosquito breeding," said John Shelhorn with Jacksonville Mosquito Control. He said they have added a shift of workers to their normal mosquito control to try and stop the bugs. Adam Holt with Mosquito control in St. Johns says their workers are putting in long days. "Our guys are working 16-17 hours. They are doing fogging or AKA adulticiding," Holt said they are trying to reach as much of the county as possible. Both men said they have gotten thousands of service calls which underscore how mid-spread the mosquito problem is. Both men say it is important to also take steps to protect yourself against mosquito bites. Charles Griggs with the Duval County Health Department says be proactive about fighting the mosquitoes. "First and foremost making sure they get rid of the standing water in surrounding areas because that is where the mosquitoes lay their eggs," Griggs said. He also recommends wearing bug spray and long sleeve shirts and pants and avoiding morning and dusk when the mosquitoes are most active. He said they have not had many reports of mosquito borne illnesses but they are still out there.