Invasive species spread in many ways, often helped unintentionally by people. You can slow the spread of invasive species, and prevent new invasions, by being an aware, responsible and vocal steward of your own property.
- Remove invasive species before they become a problem. The best way to control invasives is through early detection and rapid response. Pull, cut, spray or deadhead problem plants before they go to seed. Watch for population explosions of insects or other animals. Report unusual plants, insects or animals to your local Extension agent or Animal Control board, and seek their assistance.