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Mettauer Attends the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course

Mettauer Environmental Attends the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course in Orlando As Southwest Florida’s leader in lake management and environmental services, it was an absolute honor to be a Gold sponsor and attend the prestigious Aquatic Weed Control Short Course in Orlando last month.  The Aquatic Weed Control Short Course is the largest aquatic training

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Hygrophilia Polysperma

Effects and Identification of Hygrophilia Polysperma

Hygrophilia Polysperma – Introduction These invasive plants are one of the 2500 species identified in the Acanthus family of aquatic plants and are native to India and Malaysia. They were brought in the USA for the aquarium industry. In Florida state, the plants were introduced in 1950. Hygrophilia Polysperma is known by various other names-

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aquatic algae vegetation

Aquatic Vegetation in SW Florida: The Good & The Bad

Florida is home to many native and nonnative species of aquatic vegetation, left uncontrolled, they can cause many issues for your lake or pond. Uncontrolled aquatic weeds can lower dissolved oxygen and water flow, harm fish and other wildlife, interfere with fishing, and disrupt boat traffic. With the warm weather in Florida and high nutrients

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algae toxic blooms

April Showers Bring May Flowers & Unwanted Algae

While our April showers typically bring May flowers, life’s a bit harsher in South Florida. With most of the country getting beautiful Spring blooms, the extra showers contribute to toxic algae blooms and declining water quality in our South Florida lakes, ponds, and coastal waters. With summer rounding the corner, we begin to receive more

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lake and pond aeration and fountain

Aeration: Your Fish Aren’t Jumping for Joy!

How often have you walked by the lake in your community and marveled at the fish jumping out of the water. Looks beautiful, right? While it may appear to be a peaceful sight, it’s actually quite the opposite. We’re sad to say that those fish are suffocating. We have many clients who grow concerned because

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Wetlands and vegetation expert

Meet Our Wetlands & Vegetation Expert Francisco!

Employee Spotlight: FRANCISCO LEON If you are having wetlands management, vegetation work or tortoise relocation performed, you will likely have the chance to meet Francisco Leon! Francisco has been with Mettauer Environmental for 18 years and is our wetlands, vegetation, and exotic plant expert. We spoke with Francisco about his vast experience providing environmental management

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