What Can I Do to Fight Invasive Species?

The simplest thing anybody can do to help fight invasive species is to not plant or transmit an invasive species.

Educate yourself and keep up to date on the status of these and other pests.

Check to see if a plant is invasive before planting it.

Do not empty aquariums or dump houseplants into the wild.

Be sure to clean your shoes and brush off your clothes after being in an area with invasive species.

Report any occurrence of invasive species to your local county extension agent, Georgia Forestry Commission office, or to other federal or state natural resource or agricultural agencies.

Volunteer with natural resource agencies to control invasive species.

Eradicate or control populations of invasive species on your own land.

Spread the word; tell your neighbors if you see invasive species on their land.