Posted by Jessi Turnure
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - After the rain this week, one local pest control company said the mosquitoes are out in full force.
"July and August are the absolute worst two months there is," Tom Royals with Vector Disease Control said.
But Royals said the pests are even worse now than this time last year. "They're all over town, but typically the south part of town gets hit pretty hard."
Royals attributed this to last year's drought, saying it not only dried up the crops, but also the mosquito population.
Region 8 spoke with the community who agreed with Royals.
Royals said the mosquito problem should die down in about four to six weeks when farmers harvest the rest of their crops.
"We're keeping our fingers crossed, maybe four to six weeks. If we can make it through this month, I think we've got it made."