"Pesticide Experiment Raises Hopes of Killing Zebra Mussels"

"Scientists for the first time in Wisconsin plan to use a bacteria to kill zebra mussels — in this instance, in a Florence County lake.

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey want to apply the biological pesticide next month to sections of Keyes Lake in the hope of killing off zebra mussels that have attached themselves to native mussel beds.

If experiments prove successful, the treatment could one day be a tool to control the spread of destructive zebra and quagga mussels, both invasive species."

Lee Bergquist reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 11, 2014.

Thursday, June 12, 2014