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.

Mexican Flag Detection of the shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. and its symbiont fungi Fusarium euwallaceae, in urban areas in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Date posted: 09/09/2016
Contact: Dr. Francisco Javier Trujillo Arriaga, Director General de Sanidad Vegetal. trujillo@senasica.gob.mx

As part of the Epidemiological Surveillance Program from the Plant Health General Directorate, one specimen of the polyphagous shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. was found on a trap in the municipality of Tijuana, Baja California, 500 meters from the border of this municipality.

SENASICA, through the Plant Health General Directorate, initiated phytosanitary actions to confine and eradicate the pest, which include increasing the trapping network, delimiting the outbreak, removing pest-positive (infested) plants and controlling the vector through chemical treatment injections/

Based on this and according to International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, the shot hole borer Euwallacea sp. and its symbiont fungi Fusarium euwallaceae are considered quarantine pests, actionable, transitory and under eradication in Mexico.