Fort Stevens State Park management is dedicated to providing the best camping experience for the visitors of the park. While mosquitoes are part of the environment and camping experience, excessive mosquitoes pose threats to the enjoyment and health of visitors.
Currently, the Park outsources mosquito control to a privately licensed vector control company.
The #1 goal is to reduce the mosquito populations while remaining environmentally responsible.
Source reduction and larviciding with a biological material are the main focuses of control.
We rely on the feedback of visitors to know how we can do better. If you have feedback, complaints or suggestions, please let us know.
Fort Stevens State Park only adulticides when mosquitoes reach an action threshold of mosquito populations that exceed standards set forth in the Integrated Mosquito Management Plan. The Park does not routinely use pesticides to manage adult mosquitoes.
If the need occurs and the action threshold is met, notice will be provided by Park staff and volunteers prior to any adulticide for adult mosquito control.
All pesticide information is available to staff and guests prior to any application of adulticides on this website.