Control Elodea

Many people ask how to get rid of Elodea. The following options can be considered for how to control Elodea.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove Elodea, physically raking this plant and digging up the roots can be a somewhat effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Elodea can re-grow from any roots or fragments remaining in the water.


Herbicide Control:

There are multiple options for how to kill Elodea that offer great control.

  1. Dibrox (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants, fast acting.
  2. Spritflo (for ponds with no outflow) – liquid that is poured and spreads throughout the entire body of water, offers extended control.
  3. Semera or Flumigard + surfactant (for ponds or lakes) – granules that are dissolved and mixed or liquids that are mixed and diluted with water and sprayed over the plants (early morning is best), fast acting.


When treating Elodea,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
  • Spritflo can be used at the first signs of growth.
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