Exotic and Invasive Insects, Aquatic Life, Vertebrates & Plants
What are Periodical Cicadas? Why do they only come out every 17 years?
Cicada Damage and Control
17-year cicadas do not harm humans, but can damage plants. What they do and how to control cicadas.
Non-Native South American Rodents Destroy North American Wetlands
Nutria, introduced to North America in 1930 for its fur and for weed control, has decimated wetlands from coast to coast. The aquatic rodent exposes roots to erosion which in turn converts the wetland to open water, destroying the native habitats of wetland species.
Insects As a Nitrogen Source for Carnivorous Plants
Predatory fungi and plants that trap protozoa are profiled here along with the familiar Pitcher plants and Venus Fly Trap.
Economic Toll of Invasive Plant Species
Invasive or non-native plant species cost Billions of dollars annually in the U.S., with far reaching effects on water quality, wildlife and recreation. As with animal pests, identification, eradication, prevention and control are the primary management tools available to citizens and governments.
Exotic and Invasive Diseases of Plants and Insects
This compilation is a database of 83 invasive plants and insect diseases.
Asian Longhorned Beetle Threatens the U.S.
Introduced to the U.S. in the 1990s, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a threat to hardwood trees because of its lack of natural predators and limited options for control.