Mosquitoes are around this winter as a result of the warm weather, but are they as dangerous as the ones that come out in the spring and summer?

Apparently these mosquitoes don't carry the dreaded West Nile Virus, but Sutter-Yuba Mosquito Vector entomologist Debra Lemenager says this particular breed of mosquito does come out in the winter months but they do act different from the the summer mosquitoes.

"It's kind of opposite of what they do in the summer.  In the summer they bite you at night, and now in the winter they'll come out and bite you in the day," she revealed.

She added that they are predominently in the farm areas of the central valley now, but do seek suburban areas in the fall and winter.

Best defense?  Mosquito repellent, and covering up with long sleeve clothing and pants.