Exotic Pest Reporting
Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a mollusk pest. It is a native of Caspian Sea region of Asia and was first detected in Lake St. Clair, Michigan in 1988.
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are small, fingernail-sized mussels. They are believed to have been transported to the Great Lakes via ballast water from a transoceanic vessel. Since that time, they have spread rapidly to all of the Great Lakes and waterways in many states, as well as Ontario and Quebec. This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
01/18/2018 - Don Allphin: Deer Creek pronounced 'mussel free'
08/14/2017 - Zebra mussels are poster child of invasive species
08/08/2017 - Is It Time For New Tactics
07/31/2017 - A week to learn how to STOP invasive species
07/27/2017 - Zebra Mussels Found In Lake Yankton
07/21/2017 - Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
07/21/2017 - Treatments on Round Lake target invasive mussels
08/13/2015 - Lakes Need Boaters Help to Keep Out Dangerous Plants
09/15/2014 - Fish and Aquatic Conservation
09/15/2014 - Invasive Species in Minnesota: Minnesota DNR
09/15/2014 - Map: Aquatic invasive species spread across Minn.
06/04/2014 - State Money to Combat Lake Invasives
02/27/2014 - Invasive Species Legislation Introduced
01/16/2014 - State proposes new invasive species regulations