ARInvasives.org is run by the Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC), which is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
The AFRC says invasive pests cost the U.S. an estimated $130 billion in damage and preventative measures every year, and information is the best defense.
Invasive pests are on the move across the U.S. and in Arkansas. The website introduces Arkansans to some pests that have the potential to invade our forests and threaten our native species, as well as some of the forest invasive pests that are already in our forests.
Examples of destructive invasives already in Arkansas include the red imported fire ant, kudzu and gypsy moths.
Click here to see the full list.
Click here to report a sighting of an invasive pest in Arkansas.