An invasive species is a non-native species whose introduction is likely to cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health.

Ohio has a plethora of invasive species that outcompete native species and drastically alter our ecosystems. In fact, recent studies suggest that invasive species cost the US $138 billion each year and are second only to habitat destruction as threat to native species

Invasive Plants

Bush Honeysuckle
Japanese Honeysuckle
Autumn Olive
Japanese Knotweed
Buckthorn
Privet
Purple Loosestrife
Phragmites
Garlic Mustard
Multiflora Rose
Callery Pear
Tree-of-Heaven
Giant Hogweed


Invasive Insects

Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
Emerald Ash Borer
Asian Longhorn Beetle
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug