“Invasive species are everyone’s kuleana”
Invasive species harm us and so many of the things that are important to our wellbeing. Invasive species impact the economy, environment, culture, public health and our quality of life in the islands. Protecting Hawaii from invasive species is our kuleana, our blessing and our responsibility.
What can you do? Here’s 5 ways to take action…
- Survey your yard and all new plants for little fire ants, click here for a 3-minute video on how to test for little fire ants.
- Always clean hiking boots, clothes, boats and trailers, off-road vehicles and other gear to stop invasive species from hitching a ride to your next location.
- Spot it and stop it! Illegal species such as snakes, pests like coconut rhinoceros beetles and little fire ants, and anything unusual should be reported right away to the State Pest Hotline at 643-PEST. If you or someone you know has an illegal pet, surrender it by calling 643-PEST, which offers immunity from prosecution.
- Get educated and spread the word! Learn about some of the highest risk pests to Hawaii, click here for a place to start.
- Voice your support for programs that protect our islands from invasive species.
For more information on HISAW, February 22 – March 2, visit: HISAW 2015