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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Tad Hardy (225) 952-8100

    Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
  • State Survey Coordinator

    Brett Laird (985) 543-4024

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Bill Spitzer (225) 298-5410

    Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
  • Pest Survey Specialist

    Karen Jenkins (225) 298-5410
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Asian Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar asiatica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black Spruce Beetle Tetropium castaneum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown Spruce Longhorned Beetle Tetropium fuscum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
City Longhorned Beetle Aeolesthes sarta Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Oak Bark Beetle Scolytus intricatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Laurel Wilt Raffaelea lauricola Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mountain Oak Longhorned Beetle Massicus raddei Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Needle Blight of Pine Pseudocercospora pini-densiflorae Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Witches' Broom Candidatus Phytoplasma pini 16SrXXI-A Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus glabratus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sakhalin Pine Sawyer Monochamus saltuarius Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Small White-marmorated Longhorned Beetle Monochamus sutor Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tremex Woodwasp Tremex fuscicornis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps