Non-native plants and animals are invading Florida. Some have been imported to add style to the landscape or to entertain. Others have been brought in for research, agricultural or industrial purposes. Still others are here by accidental release or escape from shipments to our ports. They thrive in the state’s warm environment, and without natural enemies, they multiply. Some are so successful that they now threaten Florida’s bio-diversity. Look at a variety of invasive non-native species and efforts to control them.