Louisiana
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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
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
Japanese Oak Wilt Raffaelea quercivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mountain Oak Longhorned Beetle Massicus raddei Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Needle Blight of Pine Mycosphaerella gibsonii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Sawfly Diprion pini Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus piniperda Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sakhalin Pine Sawyer Monochamus saltuarius Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Small White-Marmorated Longhorned Beetle Monochamus sutor Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tremex Woodwasp Tremex fuscicornis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps