Category: Aquatic Controls

Many people work long hours just so they can live in a place with a pond, lake or another waterway nearby. Unfortunately, pests and invasive species enjoy waterways just as much as we do, and if you’re not careful, they can destroy your serene aqua environment. In some instances, chemical controls are the only effective way to rid a waterway of invasive species, and if you’re wondering whether chemical controls…

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Plants are often an essential component of many aquatic environments. However, in many instances aquatic vegetation, especially in excess, can prove detrimental for a variety of reasons. When you’re controlling aquatic vegetation, it’s important to remember that the most effective methods to use will depend on a number of factors. 1. Type of Water Water that is static will require different methods to control vegetation than water that is flowing. The Virginia Cooperative…

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Balanced aquatic ecosystems have suffered from human activity throughout history, creating conditions that turn picturesque bodies of water into diseased lakes, ponds and rivers. Typically, the problem begins with the introduction of chemicals or plants foreign to the local ecosystem. Altering the floral or chemical profile of a body of water may spark a critical change, causing algae blooms or poisoning healthy plants that help maintain aquatic balance. Protecting bodies…

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Whether you’re working for a park service or a chemical company, if you’re responsible for maintaining the health of a body of water, you know how critical the task is. If the wrong vegetation is negatively affecting your ponds, waterways, bayous, rivers or lakes, you need to identify the problem and fix it quickly. Problems Caused by the Wrong Vegetation Too much, or the wrong type of, vegetation can have…

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The equilibrium of any aquatic environment is fragile and easily threatened by aquatic pests and harmful native and non-native invasive species. Whether it’s a stream, a lake, a bayou, a pond, or a river, many aquatic environments require active management to maintain the health of the ecosystem. Understanding the problems that harmful invasive species can cause as well as the solutions for dealing with them will make for natural water…

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