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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 several Texas lakes, 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 iWire and News



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Giant Salvinia - Salvinia molesta
Emerald Ash Borer - Agrilus planipennis
Lionfish, Red Lionfish - Pterois volitans
Zebra Mussels - Dreissena polymorpha
Crested Floating Heart - Nymphoides cristata
Cactus Moth - Cactoblastis cactorum
Tropical soda apple - Solanum viarum
Yellow Floating Heart - Nymphoides peltata
Giant African Land Snail - Lissachatina fulica
Cogongrass - Imperata cylindrica
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle  - Xyleborus glabratus
Asian Longhorned Beetle - Anoplophora glabripennis
Tawny Crazy Ant - Nylanderia fulva
Japanese climbing fern - Lygodium japonicum
Brown marmorated stink bug - Halyomorpha halys
Onionweed - Asphodelus fistulosis
Soapberry Borer - Agrilus prionurus
Tropical Spiderwort - Commelina benghalensis
Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar
Brown Fir Longhorned Beetle - Callidiellum villosulum
Sirex Woodwasp - Sirex noctilio
Giant Hogweed - Heracleum mantegazzianum
Apple Snail - Pomacea maculata
Spotted Lanternfly - Lycorma delicatula
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