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Hydrilla on boat's motor and trailer

To prevent spreading aquatic nuisance species:

  • Inspect your boat and trailer, removing all aquatic organisms (zebra mussels and any aquatic plants).
  • Drain your motor, live well, and bilge on land before leaving the area.
  • Empty bait buckets on land before leaving the area.
  • Never release live bait into a body of water or release aquatic animals from one body of water into another.
  • Rinse your boat, trailer, live well, and equipment; and hand-remove anything trapped between the boat and trailer.
  • Air-dry your boat and equipment for as long as possible—5 days is optimal.
  • Flush the engine’s cooling system with hot water.
  • Apply antifouling materials such as paint and films to boat hulls, trim tabs, transducers, and swim­ming platforms to discourage zebra mussel attachment.
  • Avoid boating through dense beds of aquatic plants.