Monday, September 12, 2011

Invasive Forest Insects Cost Homeowners Billions

The study finds that homeowners and tax payers are bearing the cost of the damage to forests in America caused by invasive non-native insects. This costs runs into the billions of dollars.
Read the article in PLoS ONE, Economic Impacts of Non-Native Forest Insects in the Continental United States (Aukema JE, Leung B, Kovacs K, Chivers C, Britton KO, et al. (2011)).
Read ScienceDaily's report on this article.