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Use these tips to remove invasive species from your boat, trailer, and equipment.

  • Inspect your boat, trailer, and equipment; and remove visible aquatic plants, animals, and mud before leaving the area.
  • Drain water from your boat, motor, bilge, live wells, and bait containers on land before leaving the area.
  • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.
  • Destroy any remaining nuisance species by:
    • Spraying/rinsing boats and recreational equipment with high pressure and/or hot tap water (> 104º F), especially if moored for more than a day or…
    • Air-drying boats and equipment for at least five days.
Inspect your boat for plants and animals

When inspecting your boat for plants and animals, be sure to check the spots labeled in the drawing above.