Invasive species

Invasive species





Invasive species have become the most threat to the environment whereby it has affected the biodiversity. These are very competitive species whereby their r rate of production is very high. They are also parasites and diseases to other plants near them. Invasive plants have ability to thrive and reproduce if they are in the right condition and may be difficult to control them. This species has many effects not only to the environment but also to the society. It can cause extinction of other species within the environment, soil degradation and also soil erosion. On the other hand, it can cause diseases to both animals and humans. It is also well known for consumption of large amounts of water which can lead to reduction of land and water recreational facilities (Hazen & Trefil, 2013).

Invasive species threaten wildlife and should be highly controlled to avoid loss of biodiversity. It is known that after the invasive species has established itself in an environment it is really hard and costly to control but we should try our best to eradicate it. The best effective method is to develop a mechanism which will protect the introduction of these species. It is also important to create systems to detect new species in the environment which will monitor every species. If the systems have monitored any of the invaders, it should therefore be eradicated with immediate effect. We should also screen the species being imported and exported including animals to avoid invasive species (Richardson et al. 2006).

In conclusion, early detection is very important for early and immediate response. For instance, European green crab has invested in U.S whereby they have really competed for food and habitat causing threats to fisheries. Feral pigs are also known as they eat everything including native birds. They cause diseases to humans and animals. The invasive species should be highly controlled to avoid high cost and destruction of the environment.


Trefil, J., & Hazen, R.M. (2013). The sciences: An integrated approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Rejmánek, M., & Richardson, D. M. (2006). What attributes make some plant species more invasive?. Ecology, 77(6), 1655-1661.