Invasive Spotlight: Wrapping Up California Invasive Species Action Week

This week, we put the spotlight on invasive species and how these non-native plants, animals, and pathogens damage California's economy and environment.

You Can Make a Difference

Shot hole borers and the diseases they carry, and Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease are serious invasive pests of concern. Do your part to help prevent their spread. If you go camping this summer, don't move firewood from your home to the campground. For backyard citrus growers, find out if you are in a quarantine zone for Asian citruspsyllid. You can make a difference. Read the posts above to find out how.

You can also contact your local UC Master Gardener Program or UC Cooperative Extension Office to learn about invasive species that may be found in your community, or you can volunteer at a local park, refuge, or wildlife area to help remove invasive species.

If you missed reading any of our invasive species action week posts, you can access them here:

California Invasive Species Action Week             Red Imported Fire Ant

Wild Pigs                                                         Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease

Invasive Plants                                                Shot Hole Borers and the Diseases They Carry

Japanese Dodder      



UC IPM Exotic and Invasive Pests

UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research  

California Invasive Plant Council


California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Weed Research and Information Center

California Firewood Task Force