Providing pond and lake management solutions to Chicagoland area, Northern and Central Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin.
Nature is messy, let’s work together to clean it up.
What We Do
We Provide aquatic weed management programs designed to aid property owners in achieving a healthy aquatic environment.
McCloud Aquatics knows the vital elements of a successful aquatic weed management program are precise measurements of the body of water and proper plant identification. Depth readings are performed to determine average depth. These measurements are used to determine acre-feet of water to calculate the appropriate label rate application.
We also perform a visual inspection to determine:
- Plants species and density in and around the water body
- Fish activity
- Wildlife activity
- Watershed concerns
- Water uses
- Inflow/Outflow features
- Normal water level
Based on our assessment, we’ll create a proper and effective aquatic management program
designed specifically for your property.
What We Offer
McCloud Aquatic Services Division is committed to helping property owners throughout Chicagoland achieve healthy aquatic environments. For aquatic weed management that meets or exceeds your expectations while effectively managing your pond, lake, or aquatic environment, contact us today.
Submerged Weed Control
McCloud Aquatics offers submerged vegetation control, including invasive weed control in our standard pond maintenance plan. Submerged weed growth is very common in all aquatic systems. Even if no vegetation can be seen with the eye, there is likely submerged growth occurring on the bottom of the aquatic system.
Emergent Vegetation Management
Some of these plants are extremely invasive, meaning they will outcompete all surrounding plant life for resources. Cattails and Phragmites are the most invasive plants in this group and will expand their territory each season if left unaddressed.
Duckweed & Watermeal
Duckweed and Watermeal are a nuisance vegetation with no true attached root system. This allows for the plants to float freely on top of the water surface and move to different areas in the aquatic ecosystem. Both Duckweed and Watermeal also experience rapid reproduction meaning that once the plant has been introduced to the water body, it can take over quickly, limiting the ability for other aquatic vegetation to thrive.
Pond and Lake Aeration
Oxygen concentration is one of, if not the most important, chemical parameters in a body of water. Like the air we breathe, the survival of aquatic organisms depends on a sufficient level of oxygen dissolved in water.
Our probiotic bacteria programs utilize a wide range of different bacteria options which can be used to assist and enhance chemical treatments on water bodies, or used to promote a healthy aquatic environment without any chemical intervention.
Mosquito and Insect Control
In the Midwest, a female mosquito will typically live between 6-8 weeks and lay eggs every 3 days during that time. Each clutch contains 100-200 eggs that hatch within 48-hours. Slow-moving aquatic environments such as ponds or swamps (especially without aeration) are prime locations for mosquito breeding.
Mechanical Harvesting & Dredging
McCloud Aquatics has expanded its arsenal in ways to manage and control vegetative growth on your pond or lake! With our new Weedoo mechanical harvester, McCloud Aquatics is now able to provide a new variety of services to help improve your waterways and shoreline.
Fish Stocking & Fisheries Management
Fish stocking is a great way to improve the health of your pond while increasing the aesthetic draw and overall value of your water. A healthy fishery will also help maintain a balanced aquatic ecosystem.
"Our lake had the best season it has had in several years. The weeds were controlled and the lake was beautiful for swimmers, boaters, and fishers. We were also the only lake in our area to not have an algae bloom"
"Great service at a reasonable price. They truly care about their work and their customers."
“Truly care about what they do, and take great care of our pond. Very professional and knowledgeable staff that cater to almost any aquatic service. Highly recommend!”