Bellville, OH (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Long has been the wait for effective control of invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels. These invasive species were first noticed in the US in 1984, but they have been a headache for a variety of industries around the world for much longer. They travel from place to place by attaching themselves to anything and everything they can. A boat goes in a lake with mussels, gets contaminated, comes out and goes into another lake; 2nd lake is now contaminated, and so on. Forty-six of the 50 states have some form of contamination from Zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) or Quagga (Dreissena bugensis) mussels. Lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, irrigation canals; almost any body of water is susceptible. Federal task forces have been formed, state agencies alerted, local authorities focused. Billions of taxpayers dollars and private industry funds have been spent, millions of man-hours logged, and thousands of solutions have been tested trying to find an adequate solution to the nationwide problem. John Sawyer has succeeded where no one else has. He developed an effective, non-toxic Zebra and Quagga mussel repellant. 060bio, LLC is a company that was formed to produce and market the repellant. They decided the first product would be focused on the marina/boat owner community, so the "Dock Disk" was born. With patent pending "anti-mussel technology", the "Dock Disk" is a soft foam disk that one hangs in the water around whatever structure they wish to be mussel-free. The disk goes in, the mussels go away, and stay away. It does not kill anything, and no bacteria is released. The company is still in the testing phase, trying to get data in a variety of conditions around the world. Results thus far have been fantastic. CEO Paul Coxe says this is only the beginning. "Our anti-mussel technology can be formed to serve a number of different industries. Utilities, drinking water, manufacturers, irrigation, fire safety, all are effected by clogged intake lines. Our non-toxic, environmentally friendly repellant is safe for all industries."