Cultural Control: Practices to educate riparian’s about aquatic problems and where they come from. With this information, riparian’s are urged to change their practices in order to prevent problems for originating or worsening.
Physical Control: Non-chemical, non-motorized practices that are employed to control aquatic problems. One example of a physical control is hand-pulling weeds around the edge of a pond.
Mechanical Control: Practices that include large, power-driven equipment to remediate various aquatic problems. Examples include weed harvesting and dredging.
Biological Control: This practice involves using one organism to control another. In Michigan, biological control agents are available for Eurasian Milfoil and Purple Loosestrife.
Chemical Control: The practice of applying herbicides to a waterbody to control nuisance aquatic plants. Herbicides can be liquid or granular and contact or systemic.
LakePro’s Complete Water Management
At LakePro we take the time to investigate your waterbody and understand your expectations. Then, we put together an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan that incorporates these different control methods to solve your problems.