Invasive Weed Control

Invasive submerged and emergent vegetation can cause some real havoc in aquatic ecosystems. Plants which are considered invasive have the capability to reproduce very quickly which takes away the chance for healthy native vegetation to move in. Invasive vegetation can spread throughout an entire water body in a very short amount of time, drastically reducing biodiversity and causing numerous health concerns for the aquatic ecosystem.

Two of the most commonly seen invasive weed species in the Northern Illinois and Chicagoland territory are Eurasian Water milfoil and Curlyleaf Pondweed. Both weeds have the capability to rapidly populate water bodies, forcing out native plants and decreasing the overall biodiversity within the aquatic ecosystem.

Eurasian Water Milfoil

Curlyleaf Pondweed