FAQ's

Can I swim or when can I go swimming?

Most of the products LakePro uses have a 24 hour swimming restriction.  It is important that you read and understand the posted treatment notification prior to entering the water.

My children or dogs were in the water after treatment, and we didn’t see the sign.  What should we do?

If you ever find yourself in this situation, don’t panic.  The amount of product that LakePro uses for an individual treatment is very small relative to the amount of water in any given pond or lake.  It may be smart to take a shower after getting out but at such low rates, it’s highly unlikely that a quick swim will cause any damage.

This sign says that there is a 24 hour swimming restriction but your sign is marked for 48 hours.  Why is this?

Due to the unpredictable nature of weather and treatment times, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what time a treatment will be finished.  For this reason, we make sure to mark all of our restrictions for one extra day than required by the MDEQ.  For example, if we finish a treatment at 8 pm on Monday, we wouldn’t want residents swimming at 8am on Tuesday.  By posting an extra day on our signs, we can help to ensure the safety of all residents.

Do you have to put a sign in my yard?

LakePro is required by law to notify each resident of a waterbody prior to the actual treatment.

Can I take the sign down?

You are allowed to remove the sign as soon as the last restriction is complete.  Once you have read the sign and understand the water restrictions, please follow accordingly.

Posting Requirements

Every resident on waterbody that undergoes treatment must receive a notification of when the water was treated, with what products, and any restrictions put on the water related to those products.  The sign must be placed between the residence and the shoreline, be a minimum of 12 inches above the ground, and be posted in a location that is visible.

Treatment Notifications

Here at LakePro, customer communication is of utmost importance.  Even though it’s not required by law, after each treatment a notification is personally dropped off to whomever is responsible for organizing the treatment.  This allows both LakePro and the customer to stay up to date with their own records of what was done and on what days.

7- Day Treatment Notice

Anyone in immediate proximity to the waterbody will receive a notice detailing all products that may be used for the upcoming season and their restrictions.  This notification will be delivered to the customer at least 7 days prior to the first treatment.

Risk/Benefit Statement

The improper use of chemical treatments can be a dangerous endeavor if done carelessly or by anyone who is not a licensed professional.  Here at LakePro, we make it our mission to ensure that all employees are trained and licensed according to the laws set forth by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.  We believe that our expertise in the field helps minimize risk and increase results.