Monitoring & Prevention
Zebra and quagga mussels are capable of attaching to almost any hard substrate, including boats and any gear that has been left in water. When watercraft and equipment are moved from an infested body of water, invasive mussels may be moved too, if no preventative measures are taken.
Several states utilize watercraft inspections as another line of protection against the spread of invasive mussels. At inspection stations, boats are checked to ensure that there are no invasive species, visible or not, attached to the watercraft. Click below to learn more about these programs:
Resources & Publications
Zequanox Application Technique Pilot Study on Lake Erie
Megan M. Weber, Marrone Bio Innovations; Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Regional Management Plan
The Regional Dreissena polymorpha Working Group, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection