Aquatic invasive species and blue green algae blooms can affect each other. Blue green algaes are not actually algae, but bacteria that create toxins which pose threats to humans and pets. Zebra mussels have been shown to increase the risk of blue green algae blooms. Read about an article in the Pioneer Press here. In fact, I saw blue green algae on Lake Mille Lacs for the first time over the 4th of July.
In addition, treating blue green algae can result in the possibility of making an environment easier for aquatic invasvie plants to colonize. You can read more here. Prevention is always easier and less costly. Please always clean, drain, dry, and dispose of bait.