Exotic Pest Reporting
State Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
State Plant Regulatory OfficialBrad White (360) 902-2071Serves 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 CoordinatorSven Spichiger 360-664-8969Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorTim St. Germain (253) 944-2040Directs 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
Yolanda Inguanzo (360) 753-9430Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
USDA Expands Market for U.S. Wheat: Adds Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to List of States that Can Export Wheat to Kenya
Federal, State, and Tribal Governments Join Forces to Practice Emergency Response Should Invasive Mussels Infest Washington Waters
Federal, state and tribal agencies joining for emergency response should invasive mussels infest state waters
CORRECTION: APHIS Requests Public Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
APHIS Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Fruit Fly Cooperative Control Program
Council learns more about ideas to control Lake Ballinger vegetation; transportation improvements public hearing Sept. 4
APHIS Requests Public Comment Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement for the Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
Maggots bred in Perth to displace Mediterranean fruit fly - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
USDA Asks People to Check Their Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle During the Month of August
Learn how to control invasive knotweed at free King County Noxious Weed Program workshops - King County
Assessing the Potential for Establishment of Western Cherry Fruit Fly using Ecological Niche Modeling