Exotic Pest Reporting
Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialPiera Siegert (603) 271-2561Serves 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 CoordinatorChris Rallis (603) 271-3691Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorMark Michaelis (802) 828-4490Directs 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
Steve Bonstedt (207) 848-0008Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week Spotlights the Importance of Prevention and Management Strategies
Are there fire ants or other ants that sting in Canada? How about in the northeastern United States? How about Hawaii?