HIGHLAND LAKES AQUATIC WEED TREATMENT PROGRAM
A non-native nuisance aquatic weed known as Eurasian watermilfoil has infested many areas of the Highland Lakes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the LCRA have created a treatment program that establishes five separate zones, each with three different treatment periods throughout the summer that coordinates the effort to deal with this problem. We offer a treatment plan that targets this plant along with another unwanted form of aquatic vegetation known as filamentous algae.
This plan includes application by our licensed and insured crews of an approved aquatic herbicide, along with an algaecide, that have no use restrictions for swimming, fishing, pet watering and irrigation of established plants. We apply these products by injecting the solution into plant beds in deeper water and by spraying it over them in the shallow water. We are diligent about treating under jet ski lifts, piers, docks and into boat slips. We repeat this process during the other two treatment periods and also process the required paperwork with the TPWD and LCRA.
In addition to this service, we also offer property owners a granular product to control algae, which needs to be treated every two weeks in the warm months, along with a beneficial bacteria pellet that helps accelerate decomposition of the organic muck that builds up under docks and in swimming areas. We also partner with a company that offers a monthly service to apply these products and will also remove floating and submerged plants and debris for those who need it.