While you might not be a fan of bugs in any way shape or form, there are many of them that are actually important to keep out ecosystem thriving.

Whether they are pollinators, like bees and butterflies, or they are predators that keep down the population of many other insects, like spiders, they all have a unique job. That is unless they are an invasive species.

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Invasive species do the exact opposite of helping the ecosystem. They throw things off balance, killing native plants, harming native wildlife, and overall do more damage than good. This means that it is important to be able to identify different invasive species, and don't be afraid to squish them when you spot them.

To give you an idea of invasive critters currently living in Texas, here are 10 examples.

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