TREATMENT OPTIONS

Chemical Treatment, Photosynthesis Interruption, Biological & Systemic Options.

Different type of treatment options include Chemical Treatment, Photosynthesis Interruption, Biological and Systemic.

Herbicides

Pros Cons
Immediately effective on invasive plants Requires regulatory approvals
Negligable impact on aquatic wildlife Licensed applicators needed
Health Canada approved
Only impacts targeted plants
Often the lowest cost option

Biological : Milfoil Weevils, Sterile Carp

Pros Cons
Uses “natural processes” Introduces non-native species
Targets specific invasive plants only Banned in British Columbia
Slow impact on invasive plants
Has not proven to be very effective in practice

Photosynthesis Interruption.

  • Dyes
  • Benthic Barriers
  • Liners

Systemic.

  • Rototilling
  • Hand Pulling & Removal / Divers