(WICHITA, Kan.) — It's maybe the only bright side of the brutal drought.
The Kansas weather been so dry this summer that mosquitoes have nowhere to breed. Their eggs must hatch in standing water where the larvae develop into the flying bugs most of us hate.
The lack of mosquitoes is demonstrated by the fact that Park City's mosquito control truck has been out fogging just once this summer. That's saving the city thousands of dollars.
Meantime, the Eagle Valley Raptor Center's Ken Lockwood says lower mosquito numbers mean a lower risk for some diseases like West Nile virus.