You might notice more mosquitos out now, but turns out this record heat's helping keep the bugs from breeding. Rick West with Lubbock's Vector Control says because of the high temperatures, standing water is evaporating more quickly, and mosquitos need atleast a week to go from eggs in standing water to full-grown adults. Even if we haven't hit a big mosquito boom just yet, make sure to avoid spots where mosquitos linger - like high grass, shrubs and brush.
"They've been pretty bad, I think they're out a little bit more in the mornings when it's a little bit more moist, but as far as the afternoons go they're not as bad, it kinda dries up with all the heat we've been having," says Aaron Lopez with Excellent Lawn & Landscape.
Lopez's advice to folks - use repellent whenever you're working in the yard and be sure to stay hydrated when you're out on hot days.