Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Gypsy Moth (GM), Lymantria dispar, Notice of Quarantined Areas
Date posted: 02/11/2004
Contact: Not available
The purpose of this pest report is to notify you of the temporary designation, effective March 1, 2004, for the addition of Hocking County Ohio as a quarantined area. This action is in response to trapping detections in the indicated county. This action is authorized by 7 CFR 301.45-2 (c) which provides for temporary designation pending publication of a rule to add the new areas to the list shown in 7 CFR 301.45-3 (a). The 7 CFR 301.45-2 (c) further requires written notification be given to the owner or person in possession of a newly quarantined area. This is the responsibility of the Federal and/or State regulatory personnel responsible for the Gypsy Moth program in the affected State.

The State of Ohio must confirm prior to March 1 the establishment of a parallel quarantine, or the entire State will be regulated as of that date. The confirmation should be made in writing to the APHIS State Plant Health Director.

If you wish more details on the Federal regulatory program, you may contact the staff officer, Weyman Fussell at (301) 734-5705. For information on the GM survey and trapping program, please contact your State Plant Health Director.

We continue to appreciate the cooperative relationship with the State of Ohio in our effort to prevent the spread of GM.