Pest Alerts

Pest Alerts are short, informative summary publications that describe new weed, disease or insect pest threats. The North Central IPM Center creates pest alerts to help track, report and manage invasive pests. Below are the Centers' available pest alerts, accessible on the web, as well as free to download. Select pest alerts are available to be printed and delivered, free of charge, and are marked on the specific pest alert page. 

Interested in writing a Pest Alert?

Click here to review the guidelines and necessities that warrant a Pest Alert. Contained in the instructions are also helpful tips on where to get started, as well as a copyright release statement.


Insects and Arthropods

Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)

Bagrada Bug (Bagrada hilaris-Burmeister)

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Chili Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis-Hood)

Corn Delphacid (Peregrinus maidis)

Cycad Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui)

European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi)

Lobate Lac Scale (Paratachardina lobata)

Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis)

Northern Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) (formerly Asian Giant Hornet)

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus)

South American Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta)

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

Sugarcane Planthopper (Perkinsiella saccharicida)

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Western Bean Cutworm (Striacosta albicosta Smith)


Plant Diseases

Blueberry Scorch Virus (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Blueberry Shock Virus (Bromoviridae: Harvirus)

Boxwood Dieback (Colletotrichum theobromicola-Delacr.)

Coffee Leaf Rust (Hemileia vastatrix)

Ralstonia solanacerum

Grapevine Red Blotch-Associated Virus

Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum)

Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut (Geosmithia morbida)


Other Diseases

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases



Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri)


Archived Pest Alerts

While pest alerts were initially created for these pests, materials are now readily available for these pests so these alerts have not been maintained and updated. If you have questions or need an old version, please contact

Brown Dog Tick 

Plum Pox Virus (Potyviridae: Potyvirus)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Soybean Aphid (Aphis glycines)

Soybean Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi; Phakopsora meibomiae)

Tospoviruses (Bunyaviridae: Tospovirus)

Wood Boring Insects

West Nile Virus (Flavivirus)

Zika Virus