JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Peggy Munsey and her dog Gunner head out for their morning run each day, and every time, there's a pesky disruption.
"Yeah, they're very bad in this area," said Munsey.
The mosquitoes around her Clifton Road neighborhood in Jacksonville are unbearable and her neighbors agree it's the worst they've seen.
Jacksonville's Mosquito Control is tracking increasing calls for service on maps. In May, there were about 300 calls for service. In June, that number doubled, and already in July, calls for service have exceeded 600.
"It's very irritating. I was just talking to a neighbor yesterday and said, can you call the mosquito people because I've already called them twice," said Munsey.
Richard Smith, mosquito control superintendent, said he thinks the number of service requests will top 5,000. "That's a lot of service requests," he said.