Microscopic Water Chemistry Services

Microscopic ServicesAlgae Identification – Most algae are not harmful. However, blooms of some types of algae can be detrimental to the environment, plants, or animals.  A few species, including Blue Green Algae (Cyanobacteria), release toxins that are hazardous to animals and humans. Cyanobacteria, the most common form of toxic algae in Florida lakes, cause skin irritation on contact, or more severe reactions if the water is ingested. In addition to identification of problem algae, toxin testing is also available.

Aquatic Plant Identification – Different plants respond differently to herbicides, so identification of problem plants is absolutely necessary before treatment.

Aquatic Organism Identification – Aquatic organisms like midges and mosquitoes can be a major nuisance for those living near lakes. Identification is the first step in the process of control.