The Bloodsuckers Are Back

Mosquitoes return to the Metroplex

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you've been outside for more than a few minutes in the past week, you may have noticed that the mosquitoes in North Texas are back with a vengeance. The buzzing blood-suckers usually fade away in July, but over the past week they?ve been multiplying in yards all over the DFW area.

    If you've been outside for more than a few minutes in the past week, you may have noticed that the mosquitoes in North Texas are back with a vengeance.

    The buzzing bloodsuckers usually fade away in July, but over the past week they’ve been multiplying in yards all over the DFW area.

    LeeAnne Locken, of Dallas, said she couldn't step outside without getting bit.

    "The mosquitoes flourished in my backyard," said Locken.

    Mosquito specialist Wyllie Davis said there's a reason for the insect influx.

    "Well with the recent monsoons we've had in Dallas Fort Worth area, they've just inundated in the water supplies," Davis said.

    Davis said prevention is the key to keeping the bugs away. He said drain standing water in your yard, and gutters. He also suggested to only lightly water your yard, not drench it.

    Late last week, Dallas County health officials sent spray trucks out to battle the bugs in the Cockrell Hill area after some mosquitos tested positive for West Nile virus. 

    West Nile typically peaks in August, but this year mosquitos carrying the disease weren't reported until the first week of September.