(Buffalo, N.Y.) It is official, Western New York's rainy spring will now be listed as the wettest on record.
The month of May set a rainfall record of 8.09 inches. That brought the springtime total to 18.41 inches - more than double the average rainfall.
While all that water made for miserable conditions, bugs loved it.
Officials from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Suny Buffalo tell Eyewitness News that this could be a "record" year for mosquitoes.
It really depends on what 'Mother Nature' does going forward.
A continuation of hot, rainy weather could cause a real insect "impact," says Dr. Katherina Dittmar, an evolutionary biologist from SUNY Buffalo.
Mosquitoes spend most of their life in standing water and "there is plenty of it," says John Farfaglia, an agent for the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Mosquitoes are known to spread the West Nile Virus.
Officials at the Erie County Health Department are advising homeowners to clear standing water from their properties and clogged rain gutters.
Snails and slugs are also expected to be a problem this year.
Many people are reporting large numbers of the European Crane-fly in their driveways. The crane-fly normally lives in the ground but has been chased out by the rain. It can damage lawns but is generally considered a nuisance.