Most invasive species’ introductions take place by accident when they “hitchhike” on boats. Small invasives, such as the spiny waterflea, can be difficult to detect by eye and survive in very small amounts of water.
Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species:
- CLEAN off aquatic plants, animals, and mud from your watercraft and other equipment.
- DRAIN water from your watercraft including the motor, bilge, live well, and ballast.
- DRY your watercraft for five days or more when moving between waters in order to kill small species not easily seen.