PORTLAND - Everyone is enjoying this warm spell with no rain in sight and with that, mosquito season is starting to pick up.
Dawn and dusk hours are peak feeding times for mosquitoes, so you may want to get out those bug sprays if you're out and about.
Multnomah County vector control specialists say they're just starting to see more mosquitoes around the area.
Josh Henman tested a field for young mosquitoes in North Portland Wednesday afternoon and found one dozen larvae in just one sample. Henman treated the field right away to kill off the soon-to-be bugs.
“Mosquitoes that hatch out here move out there looking for blood meals, which we are. They’ll stop by neighborhoods and we'll hear complaints. It’s easier to control them here than it is than when they fly away, it’s cheaper, it’s far more effective,” Henman said.
If you're seeing those bloodsucking predators, best advice: get out those bug sprays.
Experts say other ways to keep them away: clean your gutter, clear any standing water around your home and keep your swimming pool maintained.