Aquatic Weed & Algae Treatment Programs

Aquatic Weed & Algae Treatment Programs

Serving Southeast Michigan

Who We Provide Treatments For

  • Home Owners Associations
  • Retention/Detention Ponds
  • Lake Front Properties
  • Canals & Marinas
  • Residential Swimming & Fishing Ponds

What We Treat

We target all invasive species of aquatic weeds including, but not limited to, Coontail, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Curly Leaf Pondweed, Floating Pond Weed, Sago, Naiad and Phragmites as well as Chara, Filamentous Algae, and other floating and submerged algae.

Treatment Frequency

Our popular Complete Pond Management Program (CPM Program) offers regularly scheduled treatments to ensure your, Southeast Michigan area, the pond is looking great all year. Treatment frequency is based on your pond’s individual needs.

What We Treat

We target all invasive species of aquatic weeds including, but not limited to, Coontail, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Curly Leaf Pondweed, Floating Pond Weed, Sago, Naiad and Phragmites as well as Chara, Filamentous Algae, and other floating and submerged algae.

Treatment Frequency

Our popular Complete Pond Management Program (CPM Program) offers regularly scheduled treatments to ensure your, Southeast Michigan area, the pond is looking great all year. Treatment frequency is based on your pond’s individual needs.

Aquatic Weed & Algae Treatment Programs

Licensed Applications

All of our technicians are fully trained professionals, in full compliance with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (EGLE) certification and licensing requirements. The Pond Guy never uses sub-contractors to treat your pond or lake.

In Office​ Staff

The Pond Guy service department has office staff available by phone, in-store, or by e-mail, to answer your pond service questions.

EGLE Permits

Does your pond need a permit? No problem! The Pond Guy can assist you with applying for and obtaining any permits for your body of water. Visit the EGLE’s website to learn more about required water permits in the state of Michigan.

Have Questions Or Would You Like A Pond Side Visit?

Call us 586-336-7663 or schedule a pond side visit.

Have Questions Or Would You Like A Pond Side Visit?

Call us 586-336-7663 or schedule a pond side visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Only chemicals approved for aquatic use will be used. These chemicals are safe for people, pets, and fish when used according to the label. Fish are generally at the greatest risk of oxygen depletion, resulting from decaying dead vegetation. The homeowner or main contact will be given a treatment receipt at each treatment, listing the chemicals applied to the pond and if there are any short-term water use restrictions, such as swimming or irrigation.

The length of control depends on the weed(s) treated and the local conditions. Rain, intense sunlight, and runoff all play an important role in the effectiveness of treatment. Generally, a treatment will be needed every 15-30 days throughout summer.

The time it takes to see results depends on the target species. In general, algae will die much quicker than aquatic plants. Signs of successful treatment can take up to 2 weeks.

There are two types of chemicals used, systemic and contact. Systemic herbicides are absorbed by the weed(s), killing the entire weed including the root. Contact herbicides kill only the parts of the weed(s) that they come in contact with. Contact herbicides work faster and are used on weeds that have only one life cycle per season.

Temperature is a factor when considering a chemical application. Treatments will begin when the water temperature is at least 55° F to ensure that plants and algae are actively growing. Warmer temperatures also promote the activation of aquatic chemicals. The homeowner or main contact will be notified before each scheduled treatment.