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Invasive Species

Every year non-native species are introduced into the United States through accidental import.  Many of these species such as Argentine ants, Fire ants, Rasberry Crazy Ants and Hydrilla become an invasive nuisance causing destruction for homeowners, ranchers, farmers and natural ecosystems.  The following list includes invasive species that can accidentally be transported through camping equipment, watercraft and plants.  You can help stop the spread by becoming aware of potential invasive species and by taking steps to ensure you don’t transport any with you.

What is an Invasive Species

Invasive Species of Interest

Terrestrial Species


Crazy Rasberry Ant

Aquatic Species


Zebra Mussel


Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta Mitchell)

If you happen to locate or think that you have possibly located any of these species, such as Zebra Mussel, Giant Salvinia or Crazy Rasberry Ant, please call 979-596-1622 to provide an exact location, so that we may confirm the find and take the necessary preventative measures to stop these species from spreading.

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