Aquacide Blog — Cattails
3 Ways to Get Rid of Common (Broadleaf) Cattails (Updated)
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It is generally not a good rule of thumb to place any type of aquatic vegetation into a private lake or pond. However, Common Cattails are one of the species that can be utilized, carefully, to add dimension to the water body. Because of the thick root system and dense growth of Cattails in general, they are a great type of erosion-control. Cattails also provide great habitat for waterfowl, especially wood ducks. Many species of birds will also use Cattails as a perch, and Cattails provide habitat for other aquatic animal life like frogs and turtles, as well as cover for small fish. Although...
Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways To Kill Purple Loosestrife
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Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a perennial that originated in Europe and spread to North America in the early 19th century. The weed was originally introduced as an ornamental plant and for medicinal use. It was also introduced as a contaminant in ship ballast. Purple Loosestrife grows 4 to 10 feet tall. The square rigid four-sided stems have fine hairs and are reddish purple. Leaves are oppositely attached and slightly heart-shaped at the base coming to a point at the tip. Each weed produces a showy spike of bright purplish flowers on a tall stem, visible from June until September....
Cattail Control & Cattail Removal
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A customer recently contacted us regarding Cattail control and Cattail Removal. Below is his question and our response. Question: I have about a ¼ acre pond with an average depth of 4 feet and a significant amount of cattails. The pond was established about 13 years ago and has a significant population of fish: mostly bass and blue gill. Each year I have “gloved-up” and dug through the mud to pull up the root systems for cattail removal, but this past year I skipped and the weeds are winning! Do you have a product that will target the Cattails without...