The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a dry formulation of Zequanox®, a biological product for controlling invasive mussels within enclosed systems and infrastructures. Available from Marrone Bio Innovations, the biopesticide is designed to control invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The product has shown 80 percent efficacy in controlling adult mussels and 90 percent in juveniles was demonstrated in multiple trials conducted throughout North America. Zequanox is composed of dead cells from a naturally occurring microbe found in soil and water bodies. This microbe has been proven to be lethal to zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species) without harming humans, infrastructure, non-target species, or the environment.
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