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- n. Any pesticide designed to kill the larvae of lampreys.
Most surveys are conducted by electro fishing, but in deep waters crews use Bayluscide 3. 2% Granular S.a Lamprey Larvicide, a lampricide approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency.
Meanwhile there are indications the lamprey may be building up resistance to the lampricide, Matteson said.
In a letter to the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative, Matteson cited correspondence sent earlier this year by Andrews, the Middlebury herpetologist, to the Reptile and Amphibian Scientific Advisory Group, that referred to large die-offs of nontarget species after past lampricide treatments.
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