Aquacide Blog — Snails in Water

Q & A - What Product Will Reduce Green Floating Scum?

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A customer recently contacted us regarding weed & algae control. Below is the question and our response. Question: Hi, wondering if your product can help reduce the green floating scum on the top of my “pond”, which is actually a run off easement. It is about ½ acre in size and the water smells bad, and is gross and mucky. It has nasty green snails floating in it, cattails and even small leach-looking creatures that stick to our toy motorized boat! Anyhow, I am trying to find a product to clean up the water so the dogs can swim in it...

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Swimmers Itch: 8 Questions & Controlling It In Lakes & Ponds

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What is Swimmers Itch? Swimmers Itch (also known as Cercarial dermatitis, Lake Itch and Duck Itch) is an itchy rash that is caused by a certain type of parasite (shistosomes) that live in freshwater snails and waterfowl that gather among lake weeds. As part of their life-cycle, these parasites are released on warm sunny days and migrate through the water.  They then reattach to swimmers by burrowing into the skin.  Humans are not good hosts so the parasites soon die while still under the skin, which may cause an allergic reaction. Who gets Swimmers Itch? All age groups and both sexes can...

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