Our detection canines can dramatically decrease the time it takes to search boats for the presence of quagga and zebra mussels. They simply sniff AROUND the boat and alert us to the presence of dreissenid mussels by sitting near the location of the odor. Canines complete an inspection in a fraction of the time that human inspectors can – saving you time and money! Let Mussel Dogs help keep your water resources free of these aquatic invasive species!
Since their appearance in the United States in 1988, quagga and zebra mussels have caused irreparable damage to the environment, and millions of dollars of damage to US infrastructure.
Once introduced into an ecosystem, quagga and zebra mussels are nearly impossible to eliminate. The cost of fighting these invasive species at water-consuming plants and facilities is staggering.
Quagga and zebra mussels, once introduced to a freshwater system multiply out of control. They can dramatically change the ecosystem and encrust any surface. They are most often transported from one lake to another unknowingly by watercrafts. Quagga and zebra mussels can live for up to 30 days out of the water and are very small and hard to detect. Watercraft should always be Cleaned, Drained and Dried when leaving any body of water! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lEcDnLDpz8
Mussel Dogs provides comprehensive services:
Workshops to introduce what quagga and zebra mussels are and why it is so important to prevent the spread of these aquatic invasive species
Performing Level 1 trainings to teach inspectors how to thoroughly and effectively screen and search watercrafts
Evaluating your present inspection processes and determining how to make it more efficient, effective and boater friendly.
Providing both human inspection services and canine team inspection services