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Leeches

    …materials that accumulate at the bottom of your pond. Over time, the sludge can build to be inches or more thick and become a great home for leeches. To find out more about how muck is formed, please click here for our article What is Muck. The good news is that muck accumulation is reversible.…
    …pond?Getting to Know Leeches Leeches are 2-inch-long brownish-black segmented worms that are a distant cousin to the earthworm. They use their suction cup-like mouths and teeth to latch on to vertebrate and invertebrate animals, feeding on their blood. Of the 700 different leech species, the…
    …bacteria that instantly begin consuming and digesting the settled debris. MuckAway™ is perfect for spot-treating trouble areas and controlling leeches by destroying their habitat while MuckAway™TL will work to treat the entire pond. MuckAway™TL is a more concentrated formula that…
    …pond and become muck. Not only is muck unpleasant to see or feel between your toes, but it can also give ponds a bad odor and provide habitat for leeches. Aeration is important because it combats muck and other decomposing debris by increasing the dissolved oxygen and circulating the water. This…
    Your bass, bluegill and other game fish nibble on nature's all-natural bounty of algae, weeds, insects, leeches and worms. However, they also need supplemental nourishment, particularly if you're growing them for sport. What to Feed Keeping you pond stocked with a good ratio of prey to predator fish…
    Stocking your pond will not only bring you lots of fishing fun, but you will be helping to keep the algae, weeds, insects, leeches and worms under control. Creating a Balance To properly balance your pond, you should stock your pond with 3 prey fish, like perch or bluegill, for every predator fish,…
    …feed algae and aquatic weeds. As the muck layer grows, so will your problems with these aquatic nuisances. Muck can also be a breeding ground for leeches as they love to grow and burrow in the muck. Why is Muck Stinky? Muck tends to have a rotten egg smell to it. Those odors are common in ponds that…
    …also cloud your water and promote increased weed and algae growth. Geese can also carry problematic items from neighboring ponds. Duckweed and leeches commonly hitch a ride on the feet of water foul like geese and ducks, which are then introduced into your pond as they loiter in your yard. Whether…
    …source for nuisance weeds and algae, and can even affect how some products work. Dead vegetation also makes a great nesting area for muskrats, leeches, snakes, and other pests. Many types of weeds and algae can spread by seeds or spores if the plant is shaken or if plant fragments are left floating…