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Invasive Phragmites

Learn about the control and management of invasive Phragmites with this useful guide from the MDEQ.  Then contact LakePro to discuss how we can help eradicate this invasive plant from your lake frontage! Guide to Phragmites Control

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What exactly is “riparian”

You may have heard the term before, but what does “riparian” actually mean.  Learn all about what it means to lakefront property owner in this article from Michigan Lakes and Streams. What is Riparian

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New Chemistry – Clipper

LakePro has begun to implement Clipper into its suite of products used to treat both lakes and ponds.  Learn all about the chemistry behind the new herbicide. Clipper  

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Round gobies and Michigan Lakes

Another recent invader causing considerable concern is the a small bottom-dwelling fish with a large head resembling that of a tadpole. First discovered in Lake St. Clair in 1990, presumably introduced via ballast water from transoceanic vessels, the round goby and the tubenose goby have spread to Lakes Erie, Michigan and Superior and to many […]

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The Eurasian Ruffe

The Eurasian ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) warrants particular attention because of its  great potential for adversely affecting the multibillion-dollar Great Lakes sport fishery.  The ruffe is a small but aggressive fish native to Eurasia. It was introduced into Lake Superior’s Duluth/Superior harbor area in the mid-1980s in the ballast water of an trans-oceanic ship. Research between […]

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Eurasian watermilfoil reproduces by fragmentation

Eurasian watermilfoil reproduces by fragmentation, thus it does not rely on seed for reproduction. This reproduction allows for the plant fragments to be dispersed and carried by water currents and wind or inadvertently picked up by boaters.

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After treatment plants change color, sink, and decompose

After Treatment the plants turn tan or brown (sometimes even white or pink) sink to the bottom and slowly decompose. Since most aquatic weeds are 90-95% water, little residual is left. However some emergent weeds such as cattails, torpedo grass and woody brush such as primrose willow will take weeks or even months to decompose.

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Nutrients are the main cause for excessive aquatic plant growth.

Only a small amount of nutrients added to a pond can cause a lot of problems with aquatic plant growth. Nutrients can be added to your pond in a number of ways, such as, leaves, grass clippings, wildlife waste, and runoff from lawns, cattle pastures, and farm fields all add a large amount of nutrients […]

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The resident Canada goose population doubles every three years.

The resident Canada goose population doubles every three years. As a result, heavy concentrations of geese make playgrounds, athletic fields, corporate campuses, parks and recreational areas, golf courses and residential areas unusable. In addition, just one goose will produce feces 28 times a day.

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