Algae creates the foundation for most aquatic food systems by providing nutrition and oxygen production. However too much algae can disrupt this healthy cycle and become a dangerous challenge for aquatic survival.
Algae and weed control is an important part of proper lake maintenance. One of the most common causes of bad algae is an excess of nutrients from surrounding watershed. The removal of algae and other unwanted aquatic weed growth must be carefully done to reduce spreading algae spores and causing more harm to the ecosystem.
Picking the most appropriate herbicide and application time to control overgrown algae is a highly specialized process that involves a detailed inspection of the ecosystem. Algae removal should be done by technicians who are licensed by the Department of Agriculture using products registered with the EPA.