Aquatic Herbicide Control

State Certified Applicators

Herbicide Control consists of the use of environmentally safe and effective EPA, MDA, and EGLE approved aquatic herbicide or algaecide applications. Our experienced and state certified applicators will evaluate the aquatic plant or algae problem, prescribe an effective management plan and apply that management solution from our state-of-the-art equipped boats to prevent further growth. Herbicides used primarily to control algae may be called algaecides, even though they also kill other aquatic plants. For most aquatic weed problems, properly-used herbicides control vegetation without harming the fish. Aquatic herbicides are effective and commonly used means of controlling aquatic vegetation.


Savin Lake Services manages our business so that we may complete all our initial aquatic herbicide lake treatments between May 15th, and June 15th, depending on the weather, water temperature, and aquatic weed growth on a lake. We then treat each lake every 4 – 6 weeks during the summer. We feel that this management philosophy is very important. It insures that our customer’s lakes are looking good for the entire summer season.

Aquatic Weed Control

Licensed & Insured

Savin Lake Services will post each lake (at no additional charge) with brightly colored signs 8 ½” x 11” prior to any lake treatment. These postings explain the planned date of treatment, the type of treatment that we are using, and the water use restrictions associated with that treatment. Typically, our treatments will require a (1) day restriction of swimming, and up to a (14) day restriction on watering lawns / irrigation from the lake. We will re-post the lake with different colored signs for each additional treatment that we perform. This offers the property owners a visual cue to realize that we have completed an additional treatment. The home owners are responsible for removing the signs after all water restrictions have expired.


The products that we utilize for aquatic nuisance weed control are of the highest quality, and used in the safest manner possible. All products utilized are registered by the Federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and controlled by the Michigan EGLE (Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy). The required permits are issued by the Michigan EGLE, and Savin Lake Services will manage the application for these permits (at no additional charge). Savin Lake Services is licensed by the State of Michigan, and carries all required insurances. License and insurance will remain in effect to cover the entire treatment season. All the employees of Savin Lake Services are well trained and hold commercial certifications.

We are the lake management authority

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