As if the rain and flooding aren't bad enough, Missouri is now seeing an increase in mosquitoes, drawn by all the water.

The Kansas City Star reports that ticks are becoming a problem, too, thanks to the wet weather.

Mosquitoes breed in wet habitat. Rain has been falling over much of the state for more than a week, and several rivers and streams are overflowing their banks. Major flooding is now projected by early next week along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri.

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