More Water Brings More Mosquitoes to Missouri
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.