Pest Department at Your Site

Many plants and animals are able to produce thousands of offspring. But in nature, most of those offspring do not survive to become adults. They are eaten by herbivores or predators that keep their population sizes under control. For example, hungry ladybug larvae eat the aphids that attack corn in your garden or milkweed in a field. This is the important work of the Pest Department. Sometimes when people move plants or animals from one country to another, the new species have no natural enemies and populations grow uncontrolled. The introduced species become invaders. Kudzu is an example of an invasive species.

  • Overview
  • Concepts
  • Essential Questions
  • Understandings
  • Georgia Performance Standards

Curricula Resources
quick guides activities standards Pest character
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