Watch for standing water as welcome rains bring mosquitos - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Watch for standing water as welcome rains bring unwelcome mosquitos

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The rains that came through Thursday have left a lot of standing water in West Texas, and that means an increased chance for mosquitoes.

Tim Gafford is president of Gafford Pest Control and says it's best to get rid of any standing water as soon as you can.

Temperatures are expected to rise again and Gafford says that helps mosquitos breed more quickly.

If you're planning to spend a lot of time outside, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to wear repellant.

"Just any kind of repellant - no matter what it is - is what you need," Gafford said. "I'm not trying to push one thing over another. Just make sure you have a repellent that you put on. It will help make a difference."

Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. So far there have been seven cases in the city of Lubbock and 10 in the county.

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