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Weevils to continue fighting salvinia

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Weevils will be made available to residents around Lake Bistineau Saturday as part of an initiative that has shown promise, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries officials said.

From 10 a.m. until noon, those who have signed up can pick up two bags of weevils to set into the water on their property to help in the fight against giant salvinia. Jeff Sibley, Region 1 biologist manager, said the weevils come from Lake Iatt, just outside of the Colfax, Alexandria area and these weevils have shown promise.

“These weevils are a potential breakthrough because they represent the farthest north we’ve ever had weevils

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