Wildlife

Identification Tools

The following are insect species that are considered invasive to Nebraska.
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Brown Rat

Brown Rat

Rattus norvegicus

Cause destruction to property and spread diseases (including the bubonic plague, endemic typhus fever and ratbite fever).

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Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Tend to chase off other birds, including Mourning Doves, cardinals, and Blue Jays. Also carry a disease-causing parasite.

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European Starling

European Starling

Sternus vulgaris

Considered pests because of the problems they cause, especially at livestock facilities and near urban roosts.

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Feral Hog

Feral Hog

Sus scrofa

They root and trample to feed which damages agricultural crops and native habitats affecting wildlife.

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House Mouse

House Mouse

Mus musculus

Labeled as a common house pest, crop pest and carrier of human diseases.

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House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Feed in large groups on grain in the fields and in storage.

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Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon

Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

Droppings deface and accelerate the deterioration of buildings and increase the cost of maintenance. The droppings also spread diseases.

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