Hydrilla verticillata can rapidly overrun ponds, lakes, canals, and streams.
Invasive species are often not problematic where they originate because the climate keeps them under control. Brought into a new environment, however, big problems can arise.
Hydrilla blocks canals, overgrows drainage and irrigation ditches, and invades water supplies. It quickly puts a stop outdoor activity. When hydrilla becomes established, it is difficult and costly to remove. The sooner you remedy the matter, the better off you will be.
There are many options to controlling Hydrilla. Adding grass carp is one of the most natural, long-term, and eco-friendly methods. The grass carp will continually eat away at the weed and keep it under control. Alternatively, you can lower your lake or pond level to expose the weeds, so that they decompose and die off. Finally, you can temporarily control the weeds with aquatic herbicides.
Invasive plants can destroy native plants and ecosystems in a short time. Birds, fish, and animals depend on these ecosystems for nesting, food, and survival. This can equate to long-term financial problems for you and your property as well.
The cost to control hydrilla is contingent on your specific needs and the amount of time it will take to resolve. It is a long-term solution.
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