"Since its introduction to the Great Lakes system in 1985, the zebra mussel has spread so rapidly that it is now considered the most serious biofouling pest of any exotic species. Practical Manual for Zebra Mussel Monitoring and Control will help you counter this threat by leading you through the events you will be faced with when dealing with this biofouler. This book is a crucial source of detection, monitoring, and control methods. It also provides thorough discussions regarding the mussel's biology and potential for harm. Learn how to determine if your facility is in danger of infestation, distinguish zebra mussels from other pest species, detect the first appearance of larvae and adults, monitor the growth and abundance of the mussels, choose proper control methods and monitor their success, and minimize costs." "The book presents a "fast-track" approach for handling current zebra mussel problems, as well as a "slow-track" approach for avoiding potential problems. No other book offers so much information designed to help you avoid excessive down-time due to macrofouling. If you are an engineer, technician, or operator at a power utility, industry, or water/wastewater treatment plant, this manual is a "must-have" book."--Jacket.