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Zequanox Offers Muscle Against Mussels in Minnesota lakes
Zequanox is a new bacterial control agent capable of killing zebra mussels. After two decades of research evaluating its effectiveness and safety, trials have indicated that the bacterium is killing zebra mussels.

The Zequanox product contains dead bacterial cells. When a zebra mussel eats them, its digestive tract is disrupted by natural products inside the bacterial cells, leading to the mussel’s death. Since the bacteria are dead, once a treatment is made, the bacteria would not become established in a lake.

Zequanox is now registered for use with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean these invasive mussels out of clogged pipes, thus reducing the use of potentially polluting chemical pesticides. Because of the size of lakes, however, it is quite unrealistic to think that it would be technically or economically feasible to use Zequanox or any other currently available method to control mussels throughout an entire lake.

 
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