Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that spread rapidly causing ecological and economic harm. Common examples are the emerald ash borer, Norway maple, and Asian clam. Invasive species are usually spread by humans. Once
established, they become increasingly difficult to manage. Early detection of invasives is key to containment and practical management.
Nuisance species may be native or non-native, and may cause ecological and economic harm. Common examples are poison ivy and Canadian geese.
Concerned about Spongy Moths (formerly known as gypsy moths)? Visit this site https://nysipm.cornell.edu/whats-bugging-you/gypsy-moths/
Bears are on the move. Reduce your chances of a run-in with them by reading this information from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation!
First found in New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is a serious threat to our maples and other hardwood trees.
Boxelder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) are nuisance pests. Their feces can stain light colored surfaces and smashing them can also release an unpleasant odor. Learn how to identify and manage them, here.
Chinese mystery snails can form dense populations and outcompete native species for food and habitat in lakes and streams. Learn the dangers of Chinese mystery snail and how to prevent its spread, here.
Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. Learn about the various introduced pests that have been introduced to our state.
Many plants that are now considered invasive started out as popular garden ornamentals. Learn more about what plants to avoid in your garden.
Last updated April 13, 2022