WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- Excessive rain and warmer temps mean mosquitoes are back. Vector control says they've already spent over one million dollars on battling the skeeters this summer. As of Sunday, they're willing to pay more to keep you bug-free.
Jon Neubauer and his family live in Reile's Acres. He and his neighbors say they've noticed many mosquitoes this summer.
Despite being mid-September, people living there say the mosquitoes are out of control.
Ben Prather with Cass County Vector Control says Neubauer's neighborhood has one of the highest mosquito counts in the area.
They went from five to 135 mosquitoes per trap overnight.
"The challenges continue," said Ben Prather with Cass County Vector Control. "I think it's been a tough summer. It's going to be most likely the last two weeks of September unless it cools off rapidly, could see some difficult days and nights ahead."
Prather says the reason why they're not spraying right now is because of incoming rain and these big gusty winds.
He says they're planning a citywide ground spray Wednesday night and possibly Thursday.
"If you're going out for an extended period of times in the golf course or something tonight or tomorrow, certainly a good idea to bring that bug spray," said Prather.
Prather adds the upcoming ground spraying will focus on inside city limits.
Vector Control may also have to plan a future aerial spray.