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Expect mosquitoes to become more widespread after recent rains

Posted at 11:13 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 14:34:32-04

We are starting to get some painful reminders of the heavy rains we’ve recently had.

Those pesky mosquitoes starting coming out in full force after those showers.

Now, the city and pest control businesses are gearing up for the mosquito season.

It’s that time of year. City officials say they began setting out mosquito traps about a month ago.

And every Tuesday, those traps are checked and actively monitored to see how many mosquitoes are in our area.

For now, city crews haven’t begun spraying because there isn’t a big enough need for it.

But local pest control businesses say they’re busy and have already begun treating for these bugs.

Today, we’ll be speaking to one of those businesses about how it’s getting ahead this mosquito season.

That full story will be seen this evening on KRIS 6 News.

Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance.

They can spread potentially deadly diseases like West Nile.

The Texas Department of Health monitors mosquitoes for seven diseases.

So far, the virus for Dengue Fever has been found in two mosquitoes.

Four mosquitoes carrying the Chikungunya virus have been found.

None of those were from our area.