National Park policy protects mosquitoes at Lake Roosevelt

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by TAYLOR VIVYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 27 at 7:07 AM

LAKE ROOSEVELT, Wash. – The National Park Service is warning people planning on visiting Lake Roosevelt to bring bug spray.

They said mosquitoes at the lake have nearly taken over. A park spokesman said this is the worst it has been in about five years.  Despite complaints, crews are not going to spray to kill them off.

National Park policy prevents park staff from spraying to control bugs unless they are found to have diseases like West Nile.

They said those policies are in place to protect the environment and other organisms that could be affected.
 

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