- Earlier this summer, scientists thought they may have found a new way of fighting one Northwoods invasive species.
Water weevils are native to the Northwoods. Scientists hoped the weevils could kill invasive Eurasian water milfoil.
It turns out the weevils do kill milfoil, but the beetles are not very efficient.
This summer, we took you onto Northwoods lakes with scientists working with the weevils. They were trying to find out if putting the weevils in stands of milfoil had a major impact. This fall's results show it doesn't.
If the data is correct, it may mean weevils are NOT a good alternative to chemical treatments or cutting in Northwoods lakes.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 Newsteam