On a recent afternoon, a man and woman walked their dogs through a parking lot of condos in downtown Lubbock.
Both wore masks.
The man said he was cleaning the patio at the condominium complex and saw a female mosquito.
He grabbed a hose and spray painted it.
He then put a towel on top of the mosquito and sprayed on a white paint.
“I can’t get the mosquitoes out of my eyes,” he said.
“It’s like it’s going to sting,” said the woman.
The mosquitoes weren’t a concern at the condo complex, according to the woman who said she’s had the insects for several years.
“You can spray on a car, but it’s not like you’re going to get the whole thing out,” she said.
The condominiums owner told FOX 9 he was worried about mosquito bites and the people in the condo complexes.
He also said he had been sprayed several times with a water gun.
But this time, the condo owners spray was not for the ladies.
“They’re getting more and more of the mosquitoes in here,” the owner said.
He said the condos in the complex have recently been hit by the mosquito issue.
The Lubbocks Locks and the City of Lubboo issued an advisory to residents in the City and surrounding areas about mosquitoes and the need to wash their hands thoroughly after contact with them.
Lubbocoes Locks spokeswoman Erin Burchard said the city and county are working to get rid of the insects and will continue to do so.
Locks officials have also said the City has not received any complaints about mosquitoes.