Mosquito, Tick Season Nearing

Created: 05/12/2014 10:55 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- It’s getting to be that time of year again. Soon, bug spray will be a necessity when hanging outside.

We all hoped a long lasting cold winter would control the mosquitoes and ticks a little bit, but those pesky bugs are known to be resilient. Experts say all we need is a few days of 70 degree weather, combine that with the wet spring we're having, and it's prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

As for ticks, "I've actually had some people tell me that they've already had ticks on their dogs, so I don't know that this winter is really going to make that big a difference," said Dan Buchanan, with Southeast Minnesota Mosquito Squad.

Not the best news for us since we had a bad season for mosquitoes last year. Experts say the dryer the summer, the fewer there will be.