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 Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB), Tomicus piniperda, Additional Counties in Virginia added to the Quarantine Area
Date posted: 03/03/2011
Contact: Joseph Beckwith, Regional Program Manager, at (919) 855-7345 or Brendon Reardon, National Program Manager, at (301) 734-5705.
Effective immediately, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded its pine shoot beetle (PSB), Tomicus piniperda, quarantine area to include Warren County in Illinois, and Loudoun County in Virginia. This action is a result of the detection of beetles in the subject counties. All interstate movement of regulated articles out of these counties must comply with the PSB-regulatory requirements as per U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 7 CFR §301.50.

These actions are necessary to restrict the movement of PSB-host material. The Federal Domestic Quarantine Order describes the expanded quarantine area, along with the associated reference to the CFR, which lists the provisions for the movement of PSB-host material.

Under IPPC standards, Tomicus piniperda is considered to be a pest that is present only in some areas, and is subject to official control in the United States.