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  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Crystal Harden (864) 646-2135

    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

    Sherry Aultman (864) 646-2128

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

    Deb Stewart (919) 855-7600

    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

    Darrell Bays (919) 855-7607
    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
Ash Dieback Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Bacterial Wilt; Southern Bacterial Wilt Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Citrus Greening Huanglongbing (Asian) Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton Cutworm Spodoptera litura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Cotton Seed Bug Oxycarenus hyalinipennis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Egyptian Cottonworm Spodoptera littoralis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Oak Bark Beetle Scolytus intricatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Giant African Snail Lissachatina fulica Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Oak Wilt Raffaelea quercivora Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Wax Scale Ceroplastes japonicus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Splendour Beetle Agrilus biguttatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Phytophthora Oak Decline; Root Rot Phytophthora quercina Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Ramorum Blight ; Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sakhalin Pine Sawyer Monochamus saltuarius Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Silver Y Moth Autographa gamma Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Soft Wax Scale Ceroplastes destructor Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Tremex Woodwasp Tremex fuscicornis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Walnut Twig Beetle Pityophthorus juglandis Pest Info | NAPIS Maps