Nuisance Aquatic Weed & Algae Management Services

Nuisance aquatic vegetation & algae control is particularly important to our clients' enjoyment of their lake or pond. Aquatic Biologists, Inc. applicators are certified and fully insured professionals who utilize the most advanced products and practices available in the aquatic industry today. Our biologists begin this management process by properly identifying the target algae and aquatic weeds. Next, they use their knowledge and experience to choose the most cost-effective product to achieve the desired results. Our certified aquatic chemical applicators will than apply the chosen treatment(s) at the correct dosage rates and time the application to provide lasting results safely and effectively. The results of making the right choice and hiring the right professional are breathtaking.

Aquatic Chemicals        

Aquatic Biologists recommends using only United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)* aquatic chemicals in your lake or pond. EPA approved and registered aquatic chemicals achieve this designation only after having undergone rigorous environmental and safety testing.

Aquatic chemicals fall into two groups; aquatic herbicides or aquatic algaecides. Both aquatic herbicides and algaecides are specifically formulated for use in water to kill or control aquatic weeds and algae. Always use herbicides and algaecides according to the product label.

For controlling muck, our Bio Boost Muck Digester Pellets are a sludge removal tool.

Aquatic Herbicides

Aquatic herbicides are chemicals specifically formulated for use in water to kill or control aquatic plants. Aquatic herbicides are sprayed directly onto floating or emergent aquatic plants or are applied to the water in either a liquid or pellet form. Aquatic Biologists, Inc. carries only EPA registered herbicides. On average, each of the products we carry has gone through 10 years of research to determine its toxicity level to humans, fish, wildlife, and the environment before being approved by the EPA. Unsure what to use? See our Weed Id Guide, Do-It-Yourself form or call us at 800-442-6648.

There are three different categories of aquatic herbicides; systemic, contact and selective. Systemic herbicides are capable of killing the entire plant. Contact herbicides cause the parts of the plant in contact with the herbicide to die back, leaving the roots alive and able to regrow. Non-selective, broad spectrum herbicides will generally affect all plants that they come in contact with. Selective herbicides will affect only some plants (often dicots - broad leafed plants like Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) will be affected by selective herbicides whereas monocots like Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa) may not be affected). Most aquatic plants are monocots.

Aquatic Algaecides

Aquatic Biologists, Inc. carries only EPA registered algaecides. On average, each of the products we carry has gone through 10 years of research to determine its toxicity level to humans, fish, wildlife, and the environment before being approved by the EPA*. Unsure what to use? See our Weed Id Guide, Do-It-Yourself form or call us at 800-442-6648.

* Some individual states impose additional regulations for legal application. Check with your local regulatory agency prior to applying any algaecide or herbicide to your lake or pond. Permits are required prior to application in the majority of states.

* We do not ship EPA registered Algaecides or Herbicides to the following states:

Alaska - California - Connecticut - Delaware -  Hawaii - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New York - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts  -Oregon - Rhode Island - Washington State - Vermont (for additional information about these restrictions please see shipping or terms and conditions). 

Michigan Shipments

Aquathol K, Reward, Weedtrine D, & Sonar products can not be shipped without a permit on file.