Monitoring & Prevention

Preventing the introduction and spread of invasive mussels is the first line of defense against invasion. By following best management practices, everyone can reduce the risk of spreading mussels – and prevent mussel fouling on gear, boats, and other equipment used in the water. In addition, monitoring efforts to look for new invasions is important to verify that prevention efforts are working, or, if prevention efforts fail, to trigger a response that can help avoid the negative impacts of a significant zebra or quagga mussel infestation. The links below provide more information how best to protect your waters from invasive mussels.

Resources & Publications

Zequanox Application Technique Pilot Study on Lake Erie

Megan M. Weber, Marrone Bio Innovations; Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Zebra Mussels Invade Ontario Waters

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Regional Management Plan

The Regional Dreissena polymorpha Working Group, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection