What are Invasive Species?
Invasive species threaten our environment, economy, agriculture, human health, and/or quality of life. Invasive species are not native to Hawaii, they were introduced either intentionally or accidentally by humans. Invasive species generally reproduce quickly and are able to spread from their initial intended area.
KISC Early Detection and Other Species of Concern
The following pests are highly invasive species of concern thought to be either not present or in limited distribution on Kauai. KISC is surveying these species for active or possible control. Sightings of these pests should be reported immediately. Learn more about each pest by clicking on the photos.