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Mussel Dogs are trained to inspect watercraft for quagga and zebra musselsMussel Dogs Is A Cost-Effective Method to Detect Quagga and Zebra Mussels

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 our water resources free of these invasive species!

California Invasive Species Action WeekThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will sponsor a youth art contest to promote awareness of plant and animal invaders that threaten our state’s native species, as part of the 2015 California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW), June 6-14. Now in its second year, the CISAW aims to promote public participation in the fight against invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

Mussel Dogs will be hosting ‘Meet and Greets’ on June 6 at the Visitor Center at Lake Sonoma 10-11 am, and June 7 at the North Ramp of Lake Mendocino from 10-11 am. Read the full story here.

Also, we will be beginning inspections at Modesto Reservoir June 14, and will be there every weekend thereafter.

Invasive species of mussels migrate on watercraftA Proactive Solution for Slowing the Spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels

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 Inspection, Education and Training

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 thouroughly 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.

Learn More About Mussel Dogs and these Aquatic Invasive Species

We encourage you to learn more about Mussel Dogs by navigating to your area of interest – OR – contact us today by calling (877) 284-3487 or using the web form below!

Contact Mussel Dogs to stop the spread of Zebra and Quagga Mussels