LAS VEGAS - – Experts say parts of the valley have been seeing a spike in mosquitoes, especially after the recent floods.
They say the one area in the northwest near Floyd Lamb Park has-been a large issue area.
The recent flooding in that hit the area, making the issue worse. Â That’s 'cause mosquitoes can quickly breed in standing water.
“These eggs can basically rehydrate and have a really large hatch of which are very aggressive very persistent biters and come off in really large quantities,” explains Vivek Raman with the Southern Nevada Health District.
Raman says he’s tested several flood water mosquitoes recently, and in that some tested positive for West Nile Virus.
In the long run, they’re hopeful more drainage projects being done in the northwest will lighten some of the problems with flooding, yet in the meantime, you should be aware of mosquitoes in any standing water, even little water sources around your house.