The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct an aerial herbicide application on Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish Wednesday, Aug. 20 to control American lotus.

Because of the large floating pads, navigating the waterbody has become difficult, according to a press release.

Anglers and boaters are urged to stay clear of treatment areas on Wednesday.

To see a map of the area scheduled for spraying, click here.

The herbicides are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for aquatic use, and are not harmful to the lake, animal life or humans, and no fish consumption advisories will be issued for the area, the release states.