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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Rankins, Ansel 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

    Laird, Brett (985) 543-4024

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

    Hardy, Tad (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

    Jenkins, Karen (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
Alder root and collar rot Phytophthora alni Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bamboo borer Chlorophorus annularis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Black fir sawyer Monochamus urussovii Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European oak bark beetle Scolytus intricatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese pine sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Large pine weevil Hylobius abietis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Root rot Gymnopus fusipes Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed spruce bark beetle Pityogenes chalcographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tremex woodwasp Tremex fuscicornis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Velvet longhorned beetle Trichoferus campestris Pest Info | NAPIS Maps