ELKHART COUNTY — Your local health department is watching the weather closely. More rain, heat and humidity could cause a lot more mosquitoes.
"Right now we are seeing increasing numbers in our larvae collection and increasing numbers in our light trap collection," said John Hulewicz, supervisor for Elkhart County Environmental Health Services.
Hulewicz said the wet, cool spring kept mosquito populations in check, but it could lead to a population boom because of all of the flooded areas.
West Nile virus and other diseases aren't a concern this early in the season, but Hulewicz's staff checks mosquito populations daily. The department is also keeping an eye on the conditions.