History of Invasive species in Pennsylvania
Invasive species came in the 1800 hundreds from pioneer settlers. Invasive species came to Pennsylvania about the time when William Penn came. From then to today chaos has started throughout our area. Many people don't know that these plants are silent killers who but a surprising $1.4 trillion all around the world, and counting. You probably didn't know that they kill native plants in our area, could you really imagine our environment without ferns and flowers, like tulips. Well our state has formed many many groups to kill these silent killers, like the Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) task force was made to get rid of them. Anyway those, people don't know how exactly how invasive species come, but they come usually from ships and Aliens who come to this area. A great example of a invasive plant is the Halyomorpha halys, or the "Stink Bug" (shown below). We believe they came from ships from Japan but they incredibly spread at very fast rates. Please enforce the plants from spreading you may not see your favorite plant 10 years from now and the economy will have a rise. Find more information from: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/plants/nativeplants/index.htm
Halyomorpha halys or the stink Bug: Is a bug from China and Japan area that are about 1.7 centimeters long. They are called the stink bug because when you kill one they leave a horrible gas smell .