No cases of West Nile have been reported in Lubbock yet, but those recent rains have brought an increase in mosquitoes.
The city has started spraying for the pests every night. The city also applying larvacide near known areas of standing water to prevent new ones from hatching.
Bridget Faulkenberry with Vector Control said there are actions you can take to help keep the mosquito population down.
"We can't emphasize enough that people need to look around their properties for standing water," she said. "Even less than an inch will breed mosquitoes and so please dump out all saucers, any containers that hold water."
She also recommends applying mosquito repellent and wearing long sleeves especially from dusk to dawn.
For more information on reporting mosquitoes near your area, just call the mosquito hot line at 775-3110.