GURLEY, AL (WAFF) - "It's pretty bad," said Tiffany Johnson. "We have a lot of mosquitoes!"
That's what we heard from several families living along Keel Mountain Road.
"We have three children, and we can't let them play outside without seriously coating them with bug spray, and sometimes that doesn't even take care of it," said Johnson.
The problem? There's a lot of water that collects in the woods behind these houses. We're all used to seeing mosquitoes around dusk, but here?
"All day," said Johnson. "Morning, noon and night, you can come out here, and they will get you," said Johnson.
We took a walk back into the woods, where tire tracks and tires themselves aren't helping. They're prime breeding grounds for bugs. With little rain lately, it's actually one of the drier times right now, and yet we could see some of the water collecting. Even at 10:30 a.m., we saw a whole pack of mosquitoes in a tire track pool.
Mosquito spraying may be the only way to take care of the problem, but Johnson hasn't seen them.
"We have been here two years, and we have not seen them spray in the last two years," said Johnson.
We contacted the City of Gurley and Madison County to see what, if anything, can be done about spraying but, so far, no word.
"I'm not sure what all can be done," said Johnson. "It would lovely if something could be done so we could at least enjoy our own yard."