The Texas Department of Agriculture has identified three plants that are the most poisonous to insects, the agency said in a report released Wednesday.
The bugs are the leaves of the common yellow-eyed bug, a pest that has plagued Texas for decades.
The insects eat the leaves and other leaves in the area, including ornamental plants, and can spread the disease.
The plants are also found in Mexico and Central America.
The report is part of an effort by the state to combat the spread of the disease, which was first discovered in the southern United States in 2008.
The three plants are the yellow-eye bug, the common leaf beetle, and the white-tailed bug.
The white-tail bug, or white-footed bug, is a North American species found only in Texas.
The yellow-eyes have been identified as the most deadly species of plant in the U.S. with about 1,000 confirmed deaths annually.
The beetles have also been implicated in more than 1,100 deaths in the United States.
In recent years, the yellow bug has emerged as the leading cause of crop damage in the Southwest.
Texas is also home to the second-most cases of white-legged disease in the nation, according to the Texas Department for Health and Human Services.
The Texas department is looking at ways to contain the spread.
Texas has a population of about 7 million.
The department said in the report that the most dangerous plant in its database is the common-eared bug, which causes more than 600 confirmed deaths in Texas annually.
In the southern U..
S., the common black-eyed insect kills up to 40,000 people each year, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is the most destructive of all insects, causing damage to crops and other natural resources and threatening public health.
The common black eyed insect was found in the northeastern United States during a search by the Texas Agriculture Department.
The beetle was recently found in a field in Louisiana and is thought to have been imported from the Mexican border.