Due to the warm winter and all of rain across the Wiregrass, experts have predicted that mosquitoes will be more prominent this year than ever before.
"I've been seeing mosquitoes since January," said David Davis, with The Mosquito Squad of Dothan. "This year we are going to have mosquitoes 12 months of the year."
Usually, mosquitoes start coming out around the end of March, but since the weather has been so warm people are already seeing a few. Davis said that's thanks to the recent flooding.
"Areas that don't normally see water can lay dormant. With all of the rain that we have had, that's the perfect conditions for them to start breeding."
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water and with all of the rain causing puddles to build up across the Wiregrass, the babies could start hatching early. Davis said prevention is key.
"Don't wait until March, April, or May before you practice the five T's and avoid the problems before they start."
Those five T's are tip, toss, turn, remove tarps and treat.
Tipping out anything holding water, tossing excess grass or yard clippings, removing tarps from the home, and treating the yard with a mosquito elimination treatment can keep mosquitoes from invading a home.