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Plant Pests

General Information

The Plant Pest Control Program safeguards Ohio agriculture and natural resources by performing exotic pest surveys for destructive insects and disease. Early detection of economically and environmentally significant pests helps prevent their establishment and spread.

Ohio participates in the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) pest detection program, a national network of cooperators and stakeholders to protect American agriculture and natural resources. Plant Pest Control inspectors conduct surveys targeted at specific exotic plant pests, diseases and weeds identified as threats to U.S. agriculture and/or the environment. These surveys enable the program to target high-risk hosts and commodities, gather data about pests specific to a commodity, and establish better baseline data about pests that were recently introduced in the United States.


Ohio Plant Pest Reporter

Found an invasive? Send us a photo and location using this form.


 Hungry Pests
Please do your part and learn what you can do to leave Hungry Pests behind.


 Don't Move Firewood
Please help stop the spread of invasive insects -- Don't move firewood!


Pest Tracker

Pest Tracker curates many details on invasive insects and diseases.


Contact Us

Plant Pest Control Section
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E Main St Bldg 23
Reynoldsburg OH 43068

Phone: 614-728-6400
Fax: 614-728-6453
Email: plantpest@agri.ohio.gov

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