PEST WATCH


This pest presents a significant threat to food or forest plants. Click the photo to learn more about this exotic pest.
2014 CAPS SURVEYS
The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program is sponsored by the Plant Protection and Quarantine division of USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Services. Surveys to detect and prevent the spread of this pest are being supported in the higlighted states.
HELP STOP EXOTIC PESTS



Stopping exotic
invaders is a
community effort.
Early Detection Improves Outcome
An inquisitive fireman suspected that he had found a Pink Hibiscus Mealybug in his garden in Florida. He averted a devastating crisis by alerting officials. The USDA brought in a weapon to eradicate the invader: tiny wasps that lay their eggs inside the mealybugs and devour their host.
Asian Longhorned Beetle