What is an Invasive Species?
Invasive species are non-native species that can cause harm to the environment, the economy or to human health. Invasives come from all around the world. As international trade increases, so does the rate of invasive species introductions. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. They cause or contribute to: habitat degradation and loss; the loss of native fish, wildlife and tree species; the loss of recreational opportunities and income; and crop damage and diseases in humans and livestock ( from the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation).
The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid lives and feeds on hemlock trees. Infested trees can die within 2 years, although 10-12 years is more common.
Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.
Corn, sorghum, and other plants of the grass family are preferred hosts of the Armyworm but it also attacks other crops. Learn how to identify and control this destructive pest.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to Asia, and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2001. It produces an unpleasant smell indoors, and can damage shade and fruit trees, vegetables and legumes.
First found in New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our maples and other hardwood trees.
IPM is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. Find IPM resources here!
Last updated April 17, 2018