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North Carolina

What you should know about the spread of invasive species in North Carolina

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.

European Gypsy Moth

European Gypsy Moth

Attacks:trees and shrubs

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Imported Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ant

Attacks:buds and fruits of crop plants

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In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply.
Learn about state-level quarantines.

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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Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Attacks: ash trees

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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 Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth

Attacks: wine and table grapes

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False Codling Moth

False Codling Moth

Attacks: plants, fruit trees, field crops

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Giant African Snail

Giant African Snail

Attacks: plants, fruits and vegetables

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Khapra Beetle

Khapra Beetle

Attacks: stored grain products and seeds

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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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Find or Report Pests by State or Region

State Plant Health Director:

Joseph Beckwith
USDA, APHIS, PPQ
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 150
Raleigh, NC 27606-5202
Phone: (919) 855-7600
Fax: (919) 855-7611
Email: Joseph.Beckwith@usda.gov

Office Manager:

Tim Pittman
Email: Timothy.Pittman@usda.gov

Associate Executive Director:

Calvin Shuler: (919) 855-7326


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