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Zebra mussels are having a devastating effect on the state's natural resources. They negatively impact native fish and mussels and foul beaches with their sharp shells. They wreak havoc for boaters by damaging boat hulls and reducing the performance of boating equipment. Zebra mussels can clog water intakes, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Zebra mussels have already invaded Lake Texoma, and could take over all freshwater sources in Texas.

Do your part to save our lakes – clean, drain and dry your boat every time you leave a lake.

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Invasive Species News and Events

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DO YOUR PART TO STOP THE SPREAD!

DO YOUR PART TO STOP THE SPREAD!
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Giant African Land Snail - Lissachatina fulica
Zebra Mussels - Dreissena polymorpha
Emerald Ash Borer - Agrilus planipennis
Giant Hogweed - Heracleum mantegazzianum
Cactus Moth - Cactoblastis cactorum
Tropical soda apple - Solanum viarum
Asian Longhorned Beetle - Anoplophora glabripennis
Onionweed - Asphodelus fistulosis
Sirex Woodwasp - Sirex noctilio
Tropical Spiderwort - Commelina benghalensis
Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar
Cogongrass - Imperata cylindrica
Brown Fir Longhorned Beetle - Callidiellum villosulum
Giant Salvinia - Salvinia molesta
Soapberry Borer - Agrilus prionurus
Japanese climbing fern - Lygodium japonicum
Tawny Crazy Ant - Nylanderia fulva
Brown marmorated stink bug - Halyomorpha halys
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Invasives 101

All you need to know about Texas invasive species. What they are how to identify them and why you should care.

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Take Action

Things you can do to help stop the spread of invasive species

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Invasive Database

Search our in-depth invasives database for information about invasive plants, observations of invasive species reported by citizen scientists or to map invasive species in Texas.

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Eco Alerts By Region

Invasive species are causing economic and environmental damage through out our state.

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