How to Get Rid of Bladderwort: 3 Step Solution

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How to Get Rid of Bladderwort

to be a free-floating weed, fresh water, carnivorous lake weed which has more than 200 species and which is located throughout the world. This weed is generally discovered in all kinds of shallow, quiet as well as bog-like acidic waters. The main stem of this weed has 4-10 branched lateral leaves which are very delicate, thereby giving it a very lacy appearance.

The major part of Bladderwort weed lies below the surface and the same goes unnoticed until the time it rises the surface and its appearance in the late spring or early summer. Once it typically reaches the surface of the water, the weed sends up a beautiful yellow flower. This flower possesses lip like petals that have a resemblance with the Snapdragons.

named for its smaller bladder-like structures that are located throughout its branched underwater leaves. These are in the form of traps that catch tiny aquatic animals by the way of sucking the prey into the bladders. This weed reproduces from the tiny round buds called that help to the weed tip in the fall.

The removal of from the lake can be a difficult task, even for all those individuals who are experienced in terms of the treatment of aquatic weeds. However, if you are using the right approach and choosing the right products related to aquatic herbicide, you can easily eliminate larger accumulations of The easiest and fastest method you can use is chemical control with Aquacide Pellets.

These following steps should be performed to clean the easily without a lot of hassle:

  1. Measure the area to be treated by calculating the length, width and average depth of the treatment area. Typically we use a four foot average depth for most lakefront treatment areas so length and width should suffice if depth is too difficult to measure. 
  2. Once this is calculated, the Aquacide Pellets can be applied at 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet (100’X10’) after start to grow which typically occurs around 50 degree water temps. The Aquacide will also work for other similar broad leaf water weeds such as Eurasian water milfoil, Coontail and Parrot Feather as well as cattails and water lilies.
  3. If you are treating an entire body of water and have fish, we recommend aeration for the pond or treating only up to 1/3 of the body of water each week at the most. The pellets are safe for fish and wildlife and have no swimming restrictions.  Irrigation of grass is ok, just wait three weeks to use the treated water to irrigate vegetable or flower gardens.

These simple steps will eventually help you with the cleaning of Try it now.

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