What is an Invasive Species?

An invasive species is a non-native organism (plant, animal or disease) that can or does harm a new environment. Invasive species can be a relocated native species that does harm in its new home or an invasive species can be a foreign species from another continent.

MOST invasive species are moved by humans!

How do I know it is an invasive species?

You don’t always know what you have, but there is help!

This website provides several ways to contact a state agency to identify your specimen. Look for the downloadable app to report suspect insects; an electronic form to fill out and send; a Hotline number (1-800-491-1899) to call; or a link to each county’s agricultural commissioner or extension offices.

The choice is yours!


Water Hyacinth

The natural beauty of water-hyacinth's flower and foliage has helped it spread to become a floating nightmare in many tropical areas.