Exotic Pest Reporting
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State Plant Regulatory OfficialKen Ayars (401) 222-2781Serves 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 CoordinatorElizabeth Lopes-Duguay (401) 222-2781 x4510Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorVacantDirects 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
Nichole Carrier (203) 269-4277Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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Are there fire ants or other ants that sting in Canada? How about in the northeastern United States? How about Hawaii?