Problem Plants and Animals

Invasive, non-native species can hurt native wildlife and reduce farm profits. Missouri's native plants and animals can also cause problems. Learn how to identify and control both.

Invasive Animals

If you care about Missouri’s crops and wildlife, please do what you can to identify, prevent and control the spread of exotic invasive species.

Invasive Plants

Invasive non-native plants consume wildlife habitat and compete with crops. This section helps you identify and control more than 25 of the most common invasive plants in Missouri.

Invasive Species in the Field Guide

View biological information on all the invasive species listed in the field guide.

Nuisance Native Plants

Sometimes our native plants, such as poison ivy and sumac, can become nuisances. Learn to control them here.

Nuisance Native Wildlife

Find info and help with wildlife that can become a problem in Missouri, and learn how to prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance.