State officials seek help fighting invasive species. Several state and local resource managers have called on Washington to step up the fight against an alien invasion wreaking havoc on U.S. lands and waters that costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. "Crazy ants" a threat in southern U.S. Researchers at the University of Texas are warning that the invasive species from South America has the potential to change the ecological balance in the southeastern United States, largely because the ants can wipe out colonies of what's been widely considered the insect villain of the region, the fire ant. Invasive beetle found in New Hampshire. Kyle Lombard from the New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands says they’ve just found the first tree ever infested with thousands of emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle that attacks and kills ash trees.
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DoD Invasive Species
One of the World’s Worst Invasive Species Just Showed Up in the United States. The New Guinea flatworm, considered to be one of the world’s most invasive species, just appeared in Florida. The flatworm poses a threat to Florida’s ecosystems because it lacks natural predators and intensively feeds on local snails and earthworms, which are important in supporting agriculture and animals higher up the food chain.