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 Tomicus piniperda (Pine Shoot Beetle) - Scotland County, Missouri and all of Maryland added to the regulated area
Date posted: 01/13/2016
Contact: William Wesela, National Policy Manager, at 301-851-2229, or Michael Brown, Missouri State Plant Health Director, at 573-893-6833, or Matthew Travis, Maryland State Plant Health Director at 410-288-5541.

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding its pine shoot beetle regulated area to include Scotland County in Missouri and all of Maryland. APHIS is taking this action in response to the confirmation of pine shoot beetle (PSB), Tomicus piniperda, in both Maryland and Scotland County in Missouri.

A Federal Order describes the new regulated areas and includes the associated reference to the regulatory requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR §301.50), which lists the provisions for the movement of PSB host material. This action is necessary to restrict the movement of PSB-host material so that it does not go to noninfested areas of the United States.

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