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Kentucky

What you should know about the spread of invasive species in Kentucky

UNDER FEDERAL QUARANTINE

The following targeted Hungry Pests have federal quarantines in certain areas of this state. Note: Other Federal and State quarantines may apply.

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Attacks:ash trees

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In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply.
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SUITABLE HABITAT

This state has some crop, forest, or urban area(s) where the following pests or diseases could survive year-round.

Asian Gypsy Moth

Asian Gypsy Moth

Attacks: North American tree and shrub species

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Attacks: hardwood trees, national forests

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European Cherry Fruit Fly

European Cherry Fruit Fly

Attacks: Sweet and tart cherries, and other environmental host such as honeysuckle and dogwood

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European Gypsy Moth

European Gypsy Moth

Attacks: trees and shrubs

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Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail

Attacks: plants, fruits and vegetables

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Imported Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ant

Attacks: buds and fruits of crop plants

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Khapra Beetle

Khapra Beetle

Attacks: stored grain products and seeds

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Light Brown Apple Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Attacks: plants and crops

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Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Attacks: fruit, ornamental and woody trees

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Sudden Oak Death

Sudden Oak Death

Attacks: trees

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State Plant Health Director:

Harold Hempfling
USDA, APHIS, PPQ
1973 Burlington Pike
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (502) 439-7043
Fax: (502) 543-1609
Email: Harold.Hempfling@usda.gov

Office Manager:

Kelly Smith: (502) 955-4041
Email: Kelly.M.Smith@usda.gov

Associate Executive Director:

Scott Sanner:  919-855-7303


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