Have you seen a weird plant/bug/animal out of place?
We need the community’s eyes and ears to help us find new and invasive species. Catching new infestations early is key to controlling the spread and preventing them from becoming a problem. It’s better to be safe than sorry – contact us if you see anything that seems new and unusual!
Take a picture! Pictures are worth a thousand words and are very helpful in identifying the suspect species. If you can’t get a picture just describe it the best you can. Here are a few examples of things to help us track it down:
- What kind of plant is it: bush, tree, vine?
- Where was it located?
- Does it have flowers? Fruits? Berries? What size/color are they?
- What does it look like? Size? Shape of leaves? Any features that stand out?
The more details the better! Collect a sample, or take a clear picture of any leaves, flowers, or seed pods that you see.
- What is the animal? Insect, mammal, lizard, bird?
- Note color, patterns, features
- Location – area and specific (eg. insect on a specific plant)
- Take a picture if you can. If an insect, try to capture it.
There are several ways you can report it!
Office: (808) 933-3340
Want to report an unusual insect or other animal?
Fill out a report on the statewide Pest reporting system or call 643-PEST.