Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now some of these insects are responsible for carrying new diseases: chikungunya and Powassan.
Mosquito treatment is underway in Wichita Falls.
Wichita County Public Health Department says there is one confirmed case of west nile virus.
Wichita Falls mosquito crews do not expect to see a lot of insects from showers from this past Friday but they are reminding residents of what they can do to help prevent the mosquito population from increasing.
Several factors can make you more attractive to mosquitoes.
The first pool of mosquitoes this year in Wichita Falls has tested positive for the West Nile virus and health officials are on the lookout for more cases. But how do they go about catching the insects to test them? Mechell Dixon spoke with city mosquito control crews to find out.