NEW MARKET, Minn. - On the baseball field in New Market, the game on the diamond is not the only one being played.
From spray to lotion, fans and players were trying to beat down the pesky mosquitoes just as much as the opposing team.
"If you go next to the woods or the weeds they almost pick you up carry you into the woods," said Dan Seuer who was watching his son pitch for New Market.
Seuer is not the one doing some extra swatting.
"(I've) been in Minnesota all my life," said Shelly Simon. "I don't think I've ever seen them this bad."
At Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in St. Paul, the complaints from New Market are flying in after the recent rains came falling down, 200 of them in just the last couple days.
Officials say most of the complaints are coming from Scott or Dakota Counties.
"We're starting to develop a pretty intense season," said Mike McLean with Mosquito Control.
He says so far his team has treated 200,000 public acres infested with mosquitoes, the same amount they did all of last year.
"We have several species of flood water mosquitoes and they'll lay their eggs on the ground and when you get significant rainfall those small puddles become big puddles and that's where the mosquitoes start to develop," he said.
They have already developed in many spots where officials are asking people to put on the bug repellent and throw away the standing water.
"We find that like to develop in the sort of junk we leave laying around. They tend to be the species that have the most potential to spread disease," he said.
That is why he says the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District will take any spare tires from people free of charge. For more information call 651-645-9149.
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