Early detection is an important part of invasive species prevention and management. Management and mitigation costs rapidly increase when invasive species spread beyond containment. After they eastablish and begin to spread, you then see (and feel) the impacts of those invasive species such as: erosion, flooding, drought, wildfire, healthcare costs, revenue reductions, loss of habitat, disease, and water quality reduction.
OISC’s pest technician conducts regular early detection surveys for the following invasive species. Click on the photos for more information…
Find out how you can help prevent the introduction and establishment of invasive species HERE.
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