ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The monsoons bringing welcome rain to the state is not without a downside: swarms of mosquitoes.
The New Mexico Department of Health says they are seeing the insects in huge numbers because of all the standing water.
This is about the time they usually come out, but there are reports of unusually high numbers because of the rain.
Some people say the mosquitoes are biting even though they are wearing insect repellant with DEET.
Health officials say there are studies that show some insects become unaffected by DEET after previous exposure.
They do warn people to protect themselves because of the threat of West Nile virus .
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The southeast part of the state is getting hit hard with winter weather.