Termites can invade homes and cause a lot of damage. Termites that invade new countries can damage more than just homes. The Formosan subterranean termite was accidentally brought to the United States on infested ships. These invaders have disrupted ecosystems and caused billions of dollars in damage to buildings, crops, and trees. Look inside to learn more about these termite invaders and find out what experts are doing to fight back.
Centuries ago, explorers brought hogs to the Americas as a food source. Some of these boars made it into the wild, where their offspring have managed to survive ever since. Wild boars will eat almost anything from garbage, to crops, to other animals. They can also spread disease. Read this book to find out more about how wild boars cause problems around the world and what experts are doing to find solutions.
How the Giant African Snail destroyed field crops and flower gardens and spread diseases to people thousands of miles from their native Africa.
the Sea Lamprey have invades the Great Lakes where they have killed off native species and harmed the fishing industry. Find out hoe they arrived, the problems they cause and other places that are on the lookout for these animals.
The Monitor Lizard is large; adults can grow up to 7 feet in length. A vicious predator that will eat anything it can fit into its mouth. Native to Africa, the Monitor Lizard has successfully established a new home in Florida, disrupting an already delicate ecosystem.
Less than a decade ago, there were only a few pythons in the everglades. Today more than 100,000 of them are slithering around south Florida, crushing what was already a delicate ecosystem. Readers will be introduced to the concepts of invasive species and challenged to think critically about the cause, effect, and control of dangerous creatures.
The Small Indian Mongoose was imported to the Hawaiian Islands to control the rat population. Now, it threatens to disrupt the ecosystem of the island. Read this book to learn how this happened and what can be done to control this invasive species.