Working with scientists at the internationally renowned Mote Marine Laboratory, a team was put together to evaluate Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper. Mote was interested because Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper appeared to offer the potential of providing an effective antifoulant which would also be safe in the marine environment.
Separate EPA certified lab testing has confirmed that Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper is safe in both salt and fresh water. It does not kill the fouling pests, but effectively prevents their attachment to underwater surfaces.
Application was subsequently made to the EPA for registering Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper as an approved pesticide. The label was granted in May of 2016 under EPA Registration number 89825-1. A Utility Patent, 10,053,584 B1, was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in August 2018. Barnacle Stop® is a Registered Trademark of Barnacle-Blocker, LLC. Replicated tests in Mid-Western lakes, as well as in Lake Mead & Powell under National Park Service research permits, have all confirmed that Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper also prevents Zebra and Quagga mussels from attaching to underwater surfaces.
From municipal/industrial water intakes to both the salt and fresh water boating communities, effective/environmentally safe protection from fouling by Barnacles, Zebra Mussels and Quagga mussel is now available. Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper can be successfully used, both in and out of the water, by following simple application procedures.
Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper was developed and patented by Dr. Lewis Steven Beckham. Dr. Beckham left the Purdue University faculty in 1976 after filing his first patent. Barnacle Stop®/Mussel Stopper is the latest in a long string of successful inventions.
Barnacle Stop’s®/Mussel Stopper is the only capsaicin based EPA registered Antifoulant.
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