Invasives in the News (Archive)

Because we are transitioning our website to a blog design, invasive species related news will now appear on the home page feed!  In addition, you can find all of our invasive news posts in one place by selecting the “Invasives in the News” category from the drop down menu below our calendar of events!

August 26, 2015: Zebra mussels found in Gunpowder, Middle rivers (Capital Gazette)

August 26, 2015: UD researchers look at sweet corn damage caused by stink bugs(University of Delaware)

July, 27, 2015: Do Your Part: 5 Invasive Species You Can Hunt or Catch (

July 23, 2015: APHIS Adds All of Maryland to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Regulated Area (APHIS/USDA)

July 15, 2015: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BUG? If So, Destroy It! (

June 22, 2015: Pest that Kills Ash Trees Discovered in Four More Maryland Counties; State Expected to Fall under Federal Quarantine Soon  (

June 20, 2015: Firewood carries unwanted travelers: emerald ash borer (Delaware Online)

June 10, 2015: DDA begins annual surveillance for emerald ash borer (

May 20, 2015: Snakehead taste test — can a fish this ugly really taste that good? (Washington Post)

May 14, 2015: Delaware Sea Grant, partners work to prevent introduction of non-native species ( 

March 13, 2015: Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place (

March 11, 2015: The Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening: In Your Garden, Choose Plants That Help the Environment(NY Times)

March 10, 2015: New York’s Ban On Invasive Species Goes Into Effect (Earth Wise)

November 3, 2014: Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships (NPR)

October 10, 2014: Emerald Ash Borer May Have Spread to Different Tree (EntomologyToday)

October 7, 2014: Firewood Can Carry Invasive Hitchhikers Detrimental to Ash Trees (

September 2014: “Lionfish characteristics make them more ‘terminator’ than predator” (Ocean Science)

August 28, 2014: Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus (Washington City News 

August 27, 2014: More wolf spiders feasting on American toads due to invasive grass, study shows (Science Daily)

July 14, 2014: UD doctoral student conducts research on tick-borne diseases (UDaily)

June 30, 2014: After the Trees Disappear (NY Times)

May 29, 2014: Three downstate ponds to be treated for aquatic nuisance weeds (

May 15, 2014: MD campaign aims to take invasive catfish out of waters, onto plates (Bay Journal)

May 8, 2014: Fungus may help stop invasive spread of tree-of-heaven (Science Daily)

May 7, 2014: Scientists propose new classification scheme for invasive species(Conservation Magazine)

April 27, 2014: Chesapeake’s marshes may finally see end of invasive nutria  (Bay Journal)

April 14, 2014: Anglers asked to remove invasive catfish from Maryland, Virginia waters (Chesapeake Bay Program)

April 12, 2014: Delaware’s mud crabs fight off invaders (The News Journal)

January 31, 2014: Northern cold may ― or may not ― be enough to subdue Southern pine beetles in N.J. (Newsworks)

January 8, 2014: Celebrating Deep Freeze, Insect Experts See a Chance to Kill Off Invasive Species (NY Times)

December 1, 2013: In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs (NY Times)

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