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Duck weed
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sharon    Posted 07-28-2003 at 11:27:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do I get rid of duck weed? (Short of bringing in ducks?) It is covering our pond, and has been for the past 2 years- before that, no problems. We had a few families of ducks that used to come each year, then we had two beavers take up residency and the ducks have not been back. Any suggestions?

Ron Gooding    Posted 09-09-2003 at 08:01:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My name is Ron Gooding and I controll noxious aquatic weeds. Duck weed is a prolific producer. It multiplies 16 times per hour. The fastest and most cost effective result is REWARD. It will kill in about 2 hours with out haming your fish. You will need a pump sprayer and a surfactant ( chemicle that sticks to the plant and breaks up the plants waxy cuticle.

Luis    Posted 08-12-2003 at 22:22:11       [Reply]  [No Email] has a chemical that is a little bit pricy, SONAR, it supose to be able to get rid of duckweed on few days

some fish....    Posted 07-29-2003 at 03:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
we've got koi and goldfish in a pond....they love duckweed.

tom a

Check your local regs...    Posted 07-29-2003 at 04:05:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some places regulate what non-native species you can stock in a pond...


Salmoneye    Posted 07-28-2003 at 12:33:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
3 S's...

The beavers that is...

JDK    Posted 07-28-2003 at 12:21:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are several "environmentally safe" sprays or treatments available such as below link.

sharon    Posted 07-28-2003 at 13:54:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
JDK- Thanks for the link.

Salmoneye... The 3 S's? for the beaver?

TimV    Posted 07-28-2003 at 17:29:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up, though in the case of the beavers you may have to modify the first two parts slightly......I don't seem to have much luck shovelling a beaver's usual habitat. A 330 Conibear (trap) on a drowning wire usually does the trick as well.

Heck...    Posted 07-28-2003 at 17:39:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you are patient enough...You can kill em with a pointed stick...

I mean...I KNOW of a guy that got rid of a dozen or so behind his camp with a pointed hickory sapling...

Hear tell he just sat quiet like on the 'door' to the lodges...Beaver comes out...He just ran em through with the stick and pinned em to the mud...They'd stopped thrashing when they'd drown, and he hauls em to a nice little bower with lots of moss and needles...Then he'd go to the next dam with a lodge and scare em in...And sit on the 'door'...


Some say that Beaver Tail is darn good eating too...

I hear...


TimV    Posted 07-28-2003 at 17:48:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye: Didn't mean to bust in with the answer to your original post, but hey--it's one I COULD answer (though of course not from personal experience--honestly, Officer!) We used to fish at a spot where a large culvert crossed the road--the walleyes would practically stand in line to eat the stuff that washed into the river! One night a beaver swam up the culvert, and my fishing buddy decided to wait for him to make a reappearance and then whack him with a big stick he procured in the meantime. Got the beaver square on the noggin--he floated face-up down the river about 100 yards, then apparently came to, flipped right-side-up, and went on his merry way. Probably had a headache like he'd spent the night before drinking homemade wine (been there, done that!) but apparently none the worse for wear.

Umm...    Posted 07-28-2003 at 19:19:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Next time..Tell your friend that any activity like that is probably illegal...

Oh yeah...

And remember to tell him to sharpen the stick...

Kids these days...Honestly...


TimV    Posted 07-29-2003 at 05:13:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Weeelll...this was a number of years ago and I'm sure it was (and is) illegal, but then again, everything I enjoy is either illegal, immoral, or fattening, and I don't believe this falls into either of the latter two categories! One other note (at the risk of beating this thread to death..) is that beaver does indeed make excellent eating (dagnab it--not THAT kind!!!!) provided you skin them properly, remove the glands, and stew it. The meat is a tad on the stringy side, but done up in a stew it's hard to tell from good beef. The only problem I've noticed is a certain amount of ummm...errr...ahhhh...shall we say "windiness" associated with eating too much.

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