Invasive species can be a problem. No doubt you’ve heard about gypsy moths or zebra mussels. Did you know that there are also invasive plant species? This is especially problematic in water bodies such as ponds and small lakes.
If you are having plant problems in your pond or water body, it may be time to get professional aquatic weed control.
Invasive Aquatic Plants: The Top Concerns
Some of the worst invasive aquatic plants can completely clog up your pond. From a technical perspective, they cause what is referred to as rapid “eutrophication” of your once-beautiful water body. Some of the most important invasive aquatic plants include the following:
- Egeria (Brazilian Elodea).
- Curlyleaf Pondweed.
- Eurasian Watermilfoil.
- Variable Milfoil.
In some cases, invasive aquatic plants have been deliberately introduced. More commonly, they enter water bodies by accident or unintentionally. One