There’s good news to report about combating zebra mussels.
Zequanox seems to have been highly effective at killing the exotic shellfish in Illlinois’ Deep Quarry Lake. Treated areas experienced an average mussel mortality of 97.1 percent, compared to 11.2 percent in untreated areas.
“Zequanox has proven to be a powerful tool for controlling invasive mussels in 'in-pipe' applications such as cooling water systems," reported Marrone Bio Innovations.
"This study shows the product can be equally as effective in open waters. This successful study represents MBI’s next step in our commercialization efforts for Zequanox in natural water bodies, and we’re excited about expanding into this new market, where there are currently no other environmentally compatible treatment options.”