Pest Management

Controlling Invasive Species

Non-native and invasive species can alter ecological relationships among native species. They can affect ecosystem function, economic value of ecosystems, and human health. Successful pest management effectively controls the infestation and spread of non-native and invasive animal and plant species. 

Please visit the links below to learn more about non-native and invasive pests.

Additional Information on Insects

Find more insect information through the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison Department of Entomology's Insect ID tool.

Forest Health Information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:

Invasive plant Information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:

Insect & Plant Control

Wisconsin’s Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control Rule, Chapter NR 40, Wis. Adm. Code helps citizens learn to identify and minimize the spread of plants, animals and diseases that can invade our lands and waters and cause significant damage. 

Chapter NR 40 rule creates a comprehensive, science-based system with criteria to classify invasive species into two categories: "Prohibited" and "Restricted." With certain exceptions, the transport, possession, transfer and introduction of Prohibited species is banned. Restricted species are also subject to a ban on transport, transfer and introduction. Possession is allowed, with the exception of fish and crayfish.

Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium

The Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium (SEWISC) is a broad-based coalition that promotes efficient and effective management of invasive species throughout an eight-county region.

Invasive Species Resource Websites