Lake & Littoral Management

Lake maintenance and weed control is done the environmentally friendly way

Through our experience in managing hundreds of miles of south west Florida waterways we encounter one very consistent factor, no water body is just like another. Each is its own unique ecosystem. Because we understand this Mettauer’s licensed aquatic technicians take special care to treat each system accordingly. Traditional management practices treat symptoms of poor water quality and excessive organic biomass. These temporary treatments usually involve heavy metals and harsh chemicals. These outdated practices are the reason Mettauer Environmental Inc is quickly becoming the areas leading Aquatic Management company. Call us today for a free evaluation of your lake, pond or stormwater system.

Carp and herbivorous organisms to control weeds?

Yes, we know all the tricks. Nobody likes weeds — especially when you’re trying to go boating.

Aquatic weed management is important to consider when developing a lake management program.
When aquatic weeds are left to grow uncontrolled, they can interfere with fishing and other water sports, lower dissolved oxygen and water flow, harm fish and other wildlife and even disrupt boat traffic. Warm weather, imported weed species and high nutrient levels in most lakes, ponds, and waterways only add to the problem. We believe strongly in using the most environmentally friendly and responsible methods to accomplish this.

Sometimes chemicals must be used so we go the extra mile to ensure that they are applied only by well trained and certified technicians, they are safe, and it is the most appropriate technique to remedy a specific problem.

We also use living herbivorous organisms such as the Triploid Grass Carp to control the weeds. This fish has been proven to be an effective and inexpensive method.