How about my fish and other critters?
Properly timed and applied treatments are extremely safe. The main cause of fish kills due to herbicide treatments is from oxygen depletion caused by too much biomass (vegetation) dying off and decomposing at the same time. Dissolved oxygen readings are taken and evaluated before all treatments begin. If found to be low or borderline, the treatment will be postponed until DO levels return to normal, usually within 2 to 3 days. If a body of water is found to have such a thick and heavy growth that DO levels are threatened with a whole lake treatment, then the water will be treated in stages.
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