Our health

Burn on leg caused by Giant Hogweed sap
Plants and animals threaten our health and the health of our pets

Rats, house mice and cockroaches are all invasive non-native species and can be serious house pests.  Other species may be less apparent, such as Giant Hogweed which causes severe burns, or the poisonous Thorn Apple. 

[picture: burn caused by Giant Hogweed sap]

example from America of a deer vehicle collision, deer has gone through the car windscreen
Among all the potential health risks, vehicle collisions with invasive non-native deer are perhaps the most serious.  Almost 30,000 traffic accidents a year are believed to be the result of collisions with invasive non-native deer resulting in a range of human injury, including death.


[picture: example from America of a deer vehicle collision]


Thin strip of image show tree trunk and bark