Zebra mussels are a highly invasive threat to lakes, ponds, and rivers. While tiny, these invaders adversely affect our waterways by damaging structures, and clogging water supply pipes and facilities. They can attach themselves to boat motors, docks, water reservoirs, pipelines, and even native mussels.
Eliminating this invasive mussel requires the expertise of a trained and certified commercial diver. Commercial divers have developed proven strategies and equipment to control zebra mussels. Contact us today to learn more about how KT Divers can help you control zebra mussels on your waterfront.
Zebra Mussel Facts:
- The first sighting of the zebra mussel was in the Great Lakes; however, now they can be found in over 28 states.
- They have caused at least 5 billion dollars in damage to communities and businesses since their discovery.
- One zebra mussel can produce five million eggs in its short 5-year lifetime, so eliminating them quickly is key.
The Damage Caused By Zebra Mussels
Marine Construction & Boating Environments:
- Disrupting Business Operations
- Clogging Boat Motors
- Damaging Docks and Piers
- Rapid Infestation
- Blocking and Congesting Piping
- Clogging Water Intakes
The Local Ecosystem:
- Elimination of Native Mussels
- Extinction of Other Underwater Plants and Animals
- Toxic to the Environment (if consumed)
Monitoring & Control
It is necessary to put monitoring and control practices in place to counteract these invasive zebra mussel colonies. If you keep a close watch on these colonies’ magnitude and movement, they can be identified and eliminated before damage is done. It is essential to keep them out of piping systems and ensure they do not flow into water intakes.
Zebra Mussel Removal
When zebra mussel colonies are left unmonitored, they can cause ongoing and costly damage. This can compromise underwater structures or damage the sustainability of the local ecosystem. At this point, removal becomes necessary. KT Divers offers a zebra mussel control service to clients to eliminate the negative impact zebra mussel have on local waterways, harbors, boats, piping systems, and water treatment facilities.
KT Divers trained, and certified team has an extensive background in the removal of this invasive species. We employ a wide variety of techniques to remove zebra mussel colony altogether. The method we use depends on the size and structure of the colony and the damage they have caused.
If you have a growing zebra mussel colony, acting quickly to adequately address the issue will prevent ongoing damage. Contact KT Divers today to discuss the details of our zebra mussel control service. With this growing problem in over 28 states, our rapid response team of divers will travel wherever your zebra mussel issue is to ensure a quick removal.