Aquacide Blog — Eurasian Milfoil

Aquatic Weed Control: Eurasian Milfoil 5 Options for Control

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5 Solutions for Eradicating Eurasian Milfoil   Eurasian Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) Many of our customers ask where this invasive weed came from. Eurasian Milfoil originated in Europe and Asia and made its way to the United States a century ago. From the 1940's to the 1970's it grew primarily along the east coast.  Over the years it has been transported on the backs of animals & water fowl along with hitching a ride on boat propellers and trailers. By the late 1960's and early 1970's, Eurasian Milfoil made its way all the way to the West coast states. Eurasian Milfoil typically has 12...

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Inland Lake Weeds Becoming Increasingly Problematic Here

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The ongoing battle against aquatic weeds on Kenosha County’s inland lakes is getting tougher as one of the most invasive species is developing an herbicide-resistant strain, and ongoing drought changes the landscape of the lakes. Managing weed growth on lakes is the primary focus of the associations that work to care for inland lakes like Camp Lake and Paddock Lake. Without artificial controls, the lake weeds — especially invasive species like Eurasian watermilfoil — spread in thick mats, making it difficult for boats to move through the water. The Eurasian species first showed up in the United States in about...

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Controlling Aquatic Exotic Lake Weeds

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WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CONTROL EXOTIC AQUATIC PLANTS? Prevention is the first defense in exotic species control.  However, once an exotic weed has colonized a lake, early detection and a rapid response approach is the most effective method to control the spread of the plant.  What approach works best in a given situation is dependent on several variables.  Many exotic plants are transported on boats and boat trailers.  If you trailer your boat from lake to lake, wash before re-launching. Monitoring is key to early detection.  Plant surveys are often conducted with a global positioning system that allows the...

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Aquatic Weed Control: Rid your beach of Invasive Fanwort (cabomba)

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An invasive aquatic plant known as fanwort is an exotic beautiful plant that poses significant threats to inland lakes. Fanwort is native to South America, it is a popular aquarium plant and is thought to have been brought to the United States through the aquarium trade.  It’s identified by intricate fan shaped leaves and white-pink floating flowers.  It is a highly aggressive and invasive plant that can rapidly force out native aquatic plants and readily form monocultures in depths up to 3 feet.  It is unknown how it spreads. There is one active ingredient know to be effective called furidone.  The...

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Eurasian Milfoil: Safe Treatment Options

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A customer recently contacted us regarding Eurasian Milfoil control. Below is his question and our response. Question: We live in Washington and have a Eurasian Milfoil problem in the summer that interferes with swimming.  Looking for something that would control or destroy it without harming wildlife and people.  We have been hit pretty hard in the past few years and are presently using weevils to control this weed.  It is a slow process and may never take care of our problem.  There must be chemicals that could be used for spot treatment that take care of any further growth.  Could...

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