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Aquatic Nuisance Species Control Methods

Below is a compilation of known control methods for selected aquatic and wetland nuisance species. Use the pull-down menus to view each list.

aquatic plants
marine alga
wetland plants
Key: present = Present in the NEANS region watch list = Not yet known in the NEANS region

image of curly-leaved pondweed, an aquatic plant Curly-leaved pondweed
(Potamogeton crispus)
    present gif

image of Eurasian milfoil, an aquatic plant Eurasian milfoil
(Myriophyllum spicatum)
    present gif

image of European naiad, an aquatic plant European Naiad
(Najas minor)
    present gif

image of Fanwort, an aquatic plant Fanwort
(Cabomba caroliniana)
    present gif

image of South American waterweed, an aquatic plant South American waterweed
(Egeria densa)
    present gif

image of variable milfoil, an aquatic plant Variable-leaved milfoil
(Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
    present gif

image of water chestnut, an aquatic plant Water chestnut
(Trapa natans)
    present gif

image of yellow floating heart, an aquatic plant Yellow floating heart
(Nymphoides peltata)
    present gif

image of Chinese mitten crab, a crustacean Chinese mitten crab
(Eriocheir sinensis)
    watch gif

image of Caulerpa, a marine algae Caulerpa
(Caulerpa taxifolia)
    watch gif

image of veined Rapa whelk, a mollusk Veined Rapa whelk
(Rapa venosa)
    watch gif

image of Common reed, a wetland plant Common reed
(Phragmites australis)
    present gif

image of purple loosestrife, a wetland plant Purple loosestrife
(Lythrum salicaria)
    present gif

This web page is provided for informational purposes only. The NEANS Panel does not make any claims as to which control/eradication methods are "best," and is not responsible for the content of external links. Please contact your state or provincial permitting agency for guidance before implementing any of these techniques.

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