Peak mosquito season hasn’t really begun yet. We asked an expert just how bad it could be this summer….

“We’ve had plenty of moisture input so far this year, and mosquitoes like wet conditions overall, so there’s been plenty of water for them. What we’re waiting to see is just how warm of a summer we have the hotter it is the more mosquito production we’ll have.”

The state Health Department’s Dave Neitzel says the risk of mosquito-borne disease–such as West Nile–increases in late summer. And he’s reminding Minnesotans that the peak season for tick-borne diseases is already underway.